testify against

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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.
See also: testify

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
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Before the ICC cases started Rono and another witness Ken Wekesa Braziz went public claiming that they had been coached by civil society groups to go and testify against the DP.
The group also expressed their hope that Veloso, who is set to celebrate her 33rd birthday on January 10, would finally be allowed to testify against her illegal recruiters so her name would be cleared.
He rejected the allegations and stated that some students, namely Mohammad Abbas, Mudassir Bashir and other, had forced him to testify against Mashal Khan in blasphemy case.
The unwillingness of many doctors to testify against their defendant colleagues has been widely pointed at as the most common insurmountable problem, by lawyers and healthcare professionals alike.
Ezz, who's hired lawyer to the stars Murtada Mansour as his defense lawyer, will also testify against Zeina for allegedly ruining his public reputation.
Not surprisingly, 96 percent of the parents we polled said that a parent should not be forced to testify against a child.
When a Chinese man is found stabbed to death outside his restaurant, only a young Chinese boy can testify against the prideful and cruel accused perpetrator.
Showing courage, Courtney agreed to testify against Chapman in court.
He had the courage to testify against "don't ask, don't tell" when many of his fellow Democrats were cosponsoring the bill, and he has fought to add sexual orientation to hate-crimes legislation.
Attorney's Office in Phoenix, which has jurisdiction in prosecuting coyotes, the migrants who are smuggled in can be held as material witnesses and forced to testify against the individuals who led them into the U.
Authorities in a number of German-speaking cantons are stepping up the fight against women trafficking in Switzerland, The cantons of Zurich, Bern, Lucerne and Basel are reviewing policies of expelling victims from the country before they have a chance to testify against traffickers in court.
The family's life was a happy one in Denver when the father, a police officer, decided to testify against a fellow officer in the shooting death of a young African American teenager.
THE American agent who will testify against dissident Republicans sought $3.
All that is lost when Toswiah's father, a policeman, chooses to testify against two white cops that he witnessed shoot and kill an unarmed black teen.