Definition of give evidence in English:

give evidence


  • Give information and answer questions formally and in person in a law court or at an inquiry.

    ‘the person concerned may refuse to give evidence’
    • ‘The third parties were not represented but they gave evidence in the Crown Court.’
    • ‘None who gave evidence at the inquiry were ever challenged even though some of them did not know the Jones family.’
    • ‘I presume she gave evidence in response to questions asked of her by the prosecutor.’
    • ‘They involve each claimant getting into the witness box and giving evidence as to what happened to them.’
    • ‘Do they relate to the transactions about which your affidavit gives evidence?’