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testify against someone or something

to be a witness against someone or something. Who will testify against him in court? I cannot testify against the company I work for.
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testify for someone

to present evidence in favor of someone; to testify on someone's behalf. I agreed to testify for her at the trial. Max testified for Lefty, but they were both convicted.
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testify to something

to swear to something. I will testify to your whereabouts if you wish. I think I know what happened, but I would not testify to it.
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testify to

v.
1. To make a statement based on personal knowledge in support of some asserted fact; bear witness to something: Many astronauts have testified to the thrill of weightlessness. The witness testified to the accuracy of the defendant's story.
2. To serve as evidence: The wreckage testifies to the strength of the storm.
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For the following five years ending in August, Joseph Gary Torres, 46, gradually increased their contact until sodomy and oral copulation were common, she testified during the first day of Torres' preliminary hearing.
Weldon, who testified at the Senate hearing, was clearly upset.
Laura East, a Metairie, Louisiana, practitioner, testified as an investigative accountant for the prosecution to prove Edwards spent $742,310 more than he report ed receiving from 1994 to 1996.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson testified and committee chairman Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.
Lustgarten testified in the absence of any corroborating evidence and in spite of evidence to the contrary that a physician falsified medical records to protect his associate," according to the board's complaint.
Stephen Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York, testified along with several city officials.
The complaint most often testified to by voters, and family members and others in their presence, was that they were denied their right to vote because they "were not on the rolls"--even though some had with them their voter registration cards and identification showing their names and addresses.
The star witness in the case against Volkswagen was a self-proclaimed automobile design expert named Byron Bloch, who testified that the Volkswagen seat was "a unique aberration in design .
Brady testified about his participation in the crime but stated his companion actually committed the murder.
Olson, a nationally recognized utility consultant, who testified that the impact of the WUTC Staff and Public Counsel's disallowance recommendations have increased the company's cost of attracting common equity capital, caused stockholders to bear greater risk and lose capital, and have created an unfavorable investment climate in the state of Washington; and Paul Premo, an energy consultant who testified regarding Public Counsel and Staff's invalid assumptions about the ability to avoid fuel costs upon displacement of a gas-fired unit, and to conditions in the natural gas industry at the time the resources were acquired.
What surprised us," Kessler testified, "was that the lowest [tar] one in fact had the highest concentration of nicotine.
Most recently, he testified on behalf of Honeywell in a $700 million fraudulent conveyance matter, in which Honeywell prevailed.
According to a transcript of the preliminary hearing, Schlegel testified that he and Farrell saw Cardenas and two other men drinking beer about 6 p.
The radiation may have damaged one subject's bones, but none of the subjects died from plutonium exposure, she testified.
In two specific instances, McChesney testified before Senator Dan Rostenkowski's Ways and Means Committee, the BOMA system of square footage measurement has been championed by Senator Howard Metzenbaum as the system for the General Services Administration to adopt for determining its own space requirements, and BOMA testified to its effectiveness before the Senator's subcommittee July 27, 1993.