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verb [intransitive/transitive]     testify pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participletestifying
past tensetestified
past participletestified
  1. 1
    to make a statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually in a court of law
    testify (that):

    Three people testified that they heard gunshots.

    testify for/against someone:

    Several key witnesses have agreed to testify against Edwards.

  2. 2
    to provide evidence that something exists or is true
    testify to:

    These ruins testify to the existence of Roman occupation.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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