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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The prelate added that the Vatican declaration "reminds us that we are invited to give witness to our faith in concrete ways".
'I'll continue to give witness to my faith with my work for a more beautiful and secure Italy.
And, as we do, we will continue to give witness to the change He has made in our lives because of THE DAY HE CHANGED THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!
Christ's mission was to give witness to his relationship with God.
"The call to give witness to the Church's virginal, spousal and fruitful love for Christ is not reducible to the symbol of physical integrity.
In our determination to undertake all that is necessary to overcome the historical divergences we have inherited, we wish to combine our efforts to give witness to the Gospel of Christ and to the shared heritage of the Church of the first millennium, responding together to the challenges of the contemporary world.
"In our determination to undertake all that is necessary to overcome the historical divergences we have inherited, we wish to combine our efforts to give witness to the gospel of Christ and to the shared heritage of the church of the first millennium, responding together to the challenges of the contemporary world," the two leaders said in their (http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/02/12/joint_declaration_of_pope_francis_and_patriarch_kirill/1208117) joint declaration.
Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix read a message from the Holy Father: "His Holiness Pope Francis is pleased to greet everyone taking part in the seventeenth National March for Life in Ottawa, and he assures them of his spiritual closeness as they give witness to the God-given dignity, beauty, and value of human life.
"We expect the new church to have higher visibility in today's society to give witness to the Good News," said Pastor Joel Dautheville, EELF president.
Realizing that I was talking to a Judge I felt it important to introduce myself to give witness to my faith and identity.
The release quoted Massa saying, "The important term in this discussion is 'witness.' As Catholics involved in a dialogue of truth, we cannot help but give witness to Christ, who, for us, is synonymous with truth.
"The church must also give witness to one of the ancient signs of her holiness, that of generosity," he noted.
Mary's stubborn commitment to give witness to her community's mourning and grief is inspirational.
The interviewees give witness to the shift we have seen in our society from "religion" to "spirituality" I think they can teach us traditional church adherents, especially church workers, a good deal about how this shift has taken place.
There are songs and performers who give witness to their own experiences.