• Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
    Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v attest authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity "I attest this signature"
    • v attest establish or verify the usage of "This word is not attested until 1993"
    • v attest 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"
    • v attest give testimony in a court of law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Attest 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."
    • Attest To call to witness; to invoke. "The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state Attests in oaths, and fears to violate."
    • Attest To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.
    • n Attest Witness; testimony; attestation. "The attest of eyes and ears."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • attest To bear witness to; certify; affirm to be true or genuine; declare the truth of in words or writing; especially, affirm in an official capacity: as, to attest the truth of a writing; to attest a copy of a document.
    • attest To make evident; vouch for; give proof or evidence of; manifest.
    • attest To call to witness; invoke as knowing or conscious.
    • attest To put upon oath; swear in.
    • attest To bear witness; make an attestation: with to: as, to attest to a statement or a document.
    • n attest Witness; testimony; attestation. [Now chiefly used at the end of a document, as introductory to the name of one authenticating it by his signature.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Attest at-test′ to testify or bear witness to: to affirm by signature or oath: to give proof of, to manifest:
    • v.i Attest to bear witness
    • n Attest (Shak.) witness, testimony
    • v.t Attest at-test′ (obs.) to call to witness
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  • Francis Herbert Hedge
    Francis Herbert Hedge
    “Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.”
  • Herman Melville
    “Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. attestari,; ad, + testari, to bear witness: cf. F. attester,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. attestāri, ad, to, testis, a witness.


In literature:

Numerous individuals now living at Farningham can attest the truth of this account; and, probably, the painting may still be seen at that place.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Thousands of valuable dye-colors and other compounds used in the arts attest its practical value.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
Is the note attested by a notary?
"Armenian Literature" by Anonymous
There are a number of affidavits attesting its genuineness.
"McClure's Magazine December, 1895" by Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
A successful and happy ministry of fourteen years, attests the good results of that decision.
"The Wonders of Prayer" by Various
Now, the game being over, what is the issue and end of it time must attest.
"Figures of Earth" by James Branch Cabell
The venomous denunciations of press and pulpit attested the success of her efforts.
"A Short History of Women's Rights" by Eugene A. Hecker
But does consciousness really attest what is called Free-will?
"Review of the Work of Mr John Stuart Mill Entitled, 'Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy.'" by George Grote
The passage of Frederic William was attested on all sides by garlands and flowers.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The field attests our determined resistance; it attests their daring advance.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox

In poetry:

I a traitor! Who are you
That dare to breathe that word to me?
You never wore the Union blue,
No wounds attest your loyalty!
"An Address Of An Ex-Confederate Soldier, To The Grand Army Of The Republic" by Maurice Thompson
I said “Till then my heart must keep
Its secrets safe and unconfest;”
And days and nights unknown to sleep
The vow attest.
"At Dusk" by Henry Kendall
But, when are balanced act and thought
Attesting saints shall read
How oft against each other brought
The motive blots the deed!
"St. Coutts's" by Ernest Jones
Long with us, now she leaves us; she has rest
Beneath our sacred sod:
A woman vowed to Good, whom all attest,
The daylight gift of God.
"Angela Burdett-Coutts" by George Meredith
Yet simple as this bird we deem,
My faithful ballad shall attest,
One Swan displayed on Thames's stream,
A feeling and a friendly breast
"The Swan" by William Hayley
Whilst yet they kneel, again they fell
Their strength renewed — again
The swing and the ring of the mall attests
The might of the Hartley men.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey

In news:

And, as notes, astronomers attest that equinoxes and planetary alignments have no "physical effect on earthly objects.".
Our final 16 Excellence in Education winner for 2011 can attest to that.
Titans fullback can attest that Army- Navy rivalry is 'just huge.
Websites for the major cruise lines attest they welcome guests with physical challenges and detail the services and facilities available for those with special needs .
But his heart clearly resides with the nerds , as a tour of his empire attests.
As a member of the baby boomer generation, I can attest that the population did indeed boom.
A quick peek at a three-week window in the finishing world revealed a lot about the state of the industry, as recent major shows and conferences can attest.
The second leader project by Israeli saxophonist Shauli Einav, an NYC city resident since 2008 and a year shy of 30, attests to his immersion in the bebop tradition while revealing a fresh and original voice.
Obama's assembled advisers are "brimming" with smart domestic-policy ideas, he attests.
Times are tough, that's for sure, as anyone who owns a gas-powered vehicle can attest.
I can attest to that one for sure.
This should be reason enough to pamper yourself, but if you need another, think about this: Massage feels like pampering , but there's growing evidence attesting to its health benefits as well.
As Pee -wee Herman can attest, having your bike stolen is very unpleasant indeed.
As any publisher or filmmaker can attest, Jane Austen is a hot literary commodity.
My wife, Shirley, will attest that I'm the space geek in family.

In science:

As attested by figure 3 and with varying values of α and β (cf. figure 4), isoscaling appears to be present in the reaction from very early times.
Dynamical aspects of isoscaling
The presence of so many novel states attests to the extreme richness of this system, one which has rendered the field of 2D carrier systems in a high magnetic field among the most active and exciting in solid state physics.
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields
The continued use of the validation facility and the registration of new repositories attests to the value of these services.
The OAI Data-Provider Registration and Validation Service
Therefore, in such dense bubble flows, spherical bubbles are located far from the outlet and propagate in a block motion at a constant velocity or in the dislocation, while flattest ones correspond to crushed bubbles against the bottom wall or constraint bubbles inside the pile.
Dense bubble flow in a silo: an unusual flow of a dispersed medium
The previous section attested to the strength of the constraints currently placed on dimension 5 LV operators.
Lorentz Violation: Motivation and new constraints