testify for (someone or something)

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testify for (someone or something)

To present evidence or testimony in favor or defense of someone or something as a witness in a trial. The doctor was asked to testify for the plaintiff in the criminal negligence lawsuit against the construction company. I agreed to testify for Daniel, since I was with him the night of the incident.
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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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"Still, after I testified for them, I got paroled-in March of 1987."
Feldman, who testified for the prosecution last month, has already denied making such statements.
acknowledged, many of those who testified for the prosecution had themselves been convicted of prior illegal activity.
A second expert witness who testified for the plaintiff on lost profit calculations likewise responded unsuccessfully to the scope of the issues.
She has testified for the prosecution in all except two of her cases and has little sympathy for the his-deprived-childhood-made-him-do-it argument.