Synonyms of witness


1. witness, witnesser, informant, perceiver, percipient, observer, beholder, speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser

usage: someone who sees an event and reports what happened

2. spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker, perceiver, percipient, observer, beholder

usage: 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"

3. witness, testimony

usage: testimony by word or deed to your religious faith

4. witness, attestant, attestor, attestator, signer, signatory

usage: (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature

5. witness, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law


1. witness, watch

usage: be a witness to; "She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court"

2. witness, find, see, experience, see, go through

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of witness (Dictionary)