Synonyms of witness in English:

witness


See definition of witness

noun

1‘several witnesses claimed that Slater started the fight’

SYNONYMS

observer, onlooker, looker-on, eyewitness, spectator, viewer, watcher

bystander, passer-by

North American earwitness

2‘a key witness at the trial’

SYNONYMS

attestor, testifier

deponent

3‘a bottle of whisky was the only witness of his low mood’

SYNONYMS

evidence, indication, proof, testimony


verb

1‘police are anxious to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident’

SYNONYMS

see, observe, watch, look on at, be a witness to, view, note, notice, spot

be present at, attend

literary behold

2‘it is important to ensure that a will is correctly witnessed’

SYNONYMS

countersign, sign, endorse, validate

certificate, document

North American notarize

3‘his writings witness to an inner toughness’

SYNONYMS

attest to, be evidence of, be proof of, testify to, bear witness to, confirm, evidence, prove, verify, corroborate, substantiate, bear out

show, demonstrate, establish, be a monument to, indicate, reveal

literary bespeak


Phrases

    bear/stand/give witness

      ‘the surviving letters bear witness to the extent of his involvement’

      SYNONYMS

      attest to, be evidence of, be proof of, testify to, confirm, evidence, prove, corroborate, verify, substantiate, bear out

      show, demonstrate, establish, be a monument to, indicate, reveal, bespeak

      ANTONYMS

      belie