testify

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testify(
tehs
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dih
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fay
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (legal)
a. testificar
The defendant's wife testified that she had been with her husband the night of the robbery.La esposa del acusado testificó que había estado con su esposo la noche del robo.
b. declarar
The witness testified that he had seen O'Malley shoot Smith.El testigo declaró que había visto a O'Malley dispararle a Smith.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (legal)
a. testificar
Would you be willing to testify in court?¿Estaría dispuesta a testificar ante un tribunal?
b. declarar
The psychiatrist testified to the compromised mental state of the defendant.La psiquiatra declaró sobre el estado mental comprometido del acusado.
c. prestar declaración
Under some shady circumstances, the witness suddenly decided not to testify.Bajo ciertas circunstancias turbias, el testigo repentinamente decidió no prestar declaración.
3. (to affirm)
a. atestiguar
I think you'll find that Susana's references can testify to her mettle.Creo que podrá ver que las referencias de Susana pueden atestiguar su capacidad.
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testify
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
to testify that…testificar or atestiguar que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. testificar, declarar
3. (fig)
a.
to testify to somethingatestiguar algo
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testify [ˈtestɪfaɪ]
intransitive verb
1 (Jur) prestar declaración; declarar
2
to testify to sth (Jur) declarar algo; testificar algo; (be sign of) atestiguar algo; dar fe de algo
transitive verb
declarar; testificar
to testify that ... declarar or testificar que ...
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