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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It is an archaeological site that gives witness to the settlement of the Omani man and his presence in this valley since ancient times.
John's act of humility further enhances the honor of the one he gives witness to: Jesus of Nazareth.
Although the essays in the April issue of Currents in Theology and Mission have many different foci, one common thread seems to connect them: each gives witness to the power of the gospel to inspire solidarity--across national borders, despite the fragmenting pressures of dominant culture, amid the differences that separate people in faith communities, and between humanity and the earth.
Throughout Jonathan Aasgard's wonderfully intoned playing gives witness to the quest for music to parallel the vagaries and trials of existence: the phrasing bends and stretches to suit the scenario of each piece, all a miniature mirror of differing sentiment.
Thus, Hauerwas argues that the only full-blooded natural theology comes precisely in the special revelation through Jesus of Nazareth and the Church that gives witness to him.
It does gives witness to the high esteem in which Jesus is held by Sufi tradition.