testify against (someone or something)

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testify against (someone or something)

To present evidence or testimony against someone or something as a witness in a trial. I refused to testify against the mob boss unless the police were able to guarantee the safety of my family. Spouses cannot be made to testify against one another.
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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.
See also: testify
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'Th[ese] individuals are too dangerous to release back in the streets and imagine the families and individuals who testified against them will be in extreme danger,' the senator went on.
Kelly accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse is facing the heat as his accusers have testified against the singer in front of a federal grand jury on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Jami Yamina opposed the bond application, saying he had received complaints from eight witnesses who work for the county government that they risked their lives if they testified against their boss.
Guevarra said none of the 13 NBP inmates who testified against De Lima in earlier legislative hearings had been admitted to the Witness Protection Program (WPP), contrary to the senator's claim.
'My son had testified against the suspects in court which the suspects have avenged,' she maintained.
The forum also applauded Dr Haider's courage and urged the university administration to ensure anonymity and protection of those who testified against Prof Ansari.
One of the best accounts in the book involves Giusy Pesce, who testified against her 'Ndrangheta clan and now has a new life through a witness protection program.
Others present that day testified against Murphy, including his then-girlfriend and a friend from whom he supposedly borrowed the gun used in the killing.
The judge issued arrest warrants to the four eyewitnesses who testified against Mustafa during the investigations, according to Mustafa's brother Mohamed Salem.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Nashua Telegraph did not defame a prisoner when it mistakenly reported he testified against a co-defendant.
After the woman's death, her sons became complainants and two of them testified against their sister.
11, 2012): A brief that appeared Thursday inside the City-Region section inaccurately stated that eight people testified against the Eugene Water & Electric Board's proposed rate hikes.
Nixon's secret recordings of White House conversations inspired scores of cartoons, as did his telling reporters, "I'm not a crook." Here, he reacts to the news that his former counsel, John Dean, testified against him before the Senate.
Dubai A manager was convicted of posting intimidating texts on his Facebook page and threatening to defame his female colleague if she testified against him in a labour court.
A LOYALIST supergrass who testified against a UVF double knife killer could be hauled in front of the courts again, it was claimed yesterday.