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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 at·test /əˈtɛst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·test v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attested; p. pr. & vb. n. Attesting.]
 1. To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of record.
    Facts . . . attested by particular pagan authors.   --Addison.
 2. To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.
 3. To call to witness; to invoke. [Archaic]
 The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state
 Attests in oaths, and fears to violate.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·test, n. Witness; testimony; attestation. [R.]
    The attest of eyes and ears.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's
           behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high
           fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome
           manifest a high level of architectural sophistication";
           "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness" [syn:
            certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence]
      2: authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in
         an official capacity; "I attest this signature"
      3: give testimony in a court of law [syn: testify, take the
         stand, bear witness]
      4: establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested
         until 1993"