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{h,2}witness ( vt )

1 :to furnish evidence or proof of

2 :to act as witness of: as

a :to see the execution of (an instrument) and sign for the purpose of establishing authenticity [⁓ a will]

b :to be formally present as a witness of (as a transaction or the execution of a convict)

3 a :to see or experience directly

b :to take note of

vi :to bear witness

:give evidence

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