witness for (someone or something)

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witness for (someone or something)

1. To present oneself in a court of law to testify or give evidence on behalf of someone or some group. They want me to testify for the defense, but I'm terrified of going up in front of a judge and jury. The man who is witnessing for the plaintiff had his credibility seriously undermined during the cross-examination.
2. To evangelize or proselytize on behalf of a deity or religion. I firmly believe it is my calling in life to witness for our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Many in the region have been persecuted for witnessing for their faith.
See also: for, witness
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

witness for someone or something

to serve as a witness for some person or some deed. They could find no one to witness to something witness for the accused person. The police found someone to witness for the hour of the crime.
See also: for, witness
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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