Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun witness

5 senses of witness

Sense 1
witness, witnesser, informant -- (someone who sees an event and reports what happened)
       => perceiver, percipient, observer, beholder -- (a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses)
       => speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser -- (someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims")

Sense 2
spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker -- (a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star")
       => perceiver, percipient, observer, beholder -- (a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses)

Sense 3
witness -- (testimony by word or deed to your religious faith)
       => testimony -- (a solemn statement made under oath)

Sense 4
witness, attestant, attestor, attestator -- ((law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature)
       => signer, signatory -- (someone who signs and is bound by a document)

Sense 5
witness -- ((law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb witness

2 senses of witness

Sense 1
witness -- (be a witness to; "She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court")
       => watch -- (look attentively; "watch a basketball game")

Sense 2
witness, find, see -- (perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results")
       => experience, see, go through -- (go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam")

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