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witness
  • noun
    A person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place. (police are appealing for witnesses to the accident)
    Evidence; proof. (the memorial service was witness to the wide circle of his interests)

    verb
    See (an event, typically a crime or accident) happen. (staff who witnessed the murder)
    Have knowledge of (a development) from observation or experience. (what we are witnessing is the birth of a new political entity)
    Openly profess one's religious faith. (one of the purposes of his coming was to nerve the disciples to witness to Jesus)

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