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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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He is an expert in accounting, valuation, and financial and damages analysis, and he testifies regularly in accounting disputes.
After Clinton testifies on Monday, what else he should say is a subject of considerable debate.
an actuary and consultant with both regulatory and NAIC experience, testifies that Premera, its policyholders, and the public will all be best served if Premera substantially increases its level of capital reserves.
testifies that a Premera conversion will not lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly in the health coverage business in Washington.
Jerry Lusk, Milliman USA, testifies that becoming a public company will have no material impact on Premera's premium rates.
Brian Ancell, Executive Vice President of Health Care Services and Strategic Development, Premera, testifies that broad and stable provider networks are important to Premera's success.
He testifies that Premera's Board and management are committed to the health and satisfaction of Premera's members.
SECOND SEXUAL ASSAULT CIVIL SUIT AGAINST FORMER NBA STAR DENNIS RODMAN CONTINUES THIS WEEK; RODMAN TESTIFIES 7/31/03, 1:30 P.