give witness to (something)

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give witness to (something)

To support or prove a claim or idea by one's (or something's) physical presence or existence. The many students on campus these days give witness to the school's successful rebranding efforts. The beautiful homes and vibrant gardens give witness to the rebirth of this neighborhood.
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bear/give ˈwitness (to something)

provide evidence of the truth of something: The huge crowd bore witness to the popularity of this man.
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Joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell, added: "The new Scalan altar recognises the courage of the men and women who gave witness to their faith in the darkest and most testing of times.
Bishop Honesto Ongtioco of Cubao, a suburb of Quezon City in Metro Manila, said Ramos was declared a "Servant of God" and, "The Vatican has given us the go signal to go deeper in his life how he lived his faith and how he gave witness to Jesus to whom he was very close." The Bishop is a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines.
"The Vatican has given us the go signal to go deeper in his life how he lived his faith and how he gave witness to Jesus to whom he was very close," Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, who started the process at the request of The Friends of Darwin Ramos Association, said.
Hardly anyone noticed when Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle held an Epiphany Mass at the Manila Cathedral and addressed rehabilitated drug addicts who, in turn, gave witness to their experiences in the Fazenda da Esperanca (Farm of Hope), a Catholic drug rehabilitation center in Masbate.
Florrie Walsh said recently: "We got out and were on the steps outside when there was an explosion." A number of people also gave witness to hearing the sound of an explosion but it always occurs after the initial outbreak.
This past spring gave witness to fractious jockeying over a series of "continuing resolutions" needed to keep the government functioning in the short-term.
His watchful eye and listening ear gave witness To the everlasting march Of young men to war From Korea to Afghanistan The Amen echoing behind them So let it be, so let it be..
One after another, they gave witness to the change it had made in their lives.
Most notable was a shared youth group, which gave witness to a living "unity in diversity" style of ecumenism.
In Women and Redemption: A Theological History (Fortress Press) Rosemary Radford Ruether answers the patriarchal theologies that dominated much of history with the voices and arguments of Christian women who gave witness to another vision.
With this unique experience, Jesus gave witness to His complete surrender to the will of the Father.
Outside the Cathedral some 80 demonstrators gave witness to the Church's true teaching.