At"test" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Attested; p. pr. & vb. n.
Attesting.] [L. attestari; ad + testari to bear
witness: cf. F. attester.] 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.
2. To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of
Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.
3. To call to witness; to invoke.
The sacred streams which Heaven's imperial state
Attests in oaths, and fears to violate.
At*test", n. Witness; testimony;
The attest of eyes and ears.