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