to do something to evaluate or measure the quality, skill, ability, etc. of someone or something
- These are the products I'm going to test:
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- Okay, let's test this baby out!
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- So a good way to test your oil is to use water.
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test the waters
to find out if something is likely to be successful before you try it or do it
- When we launched Fragrance, we were testing the waters.
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- It's like, "I wanna test the waters, but don't mess it up while I'm doing that."
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- We need to keep sending signals to test the waters.
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to be or serve as evidence or proof of; to indicate
- cliffside effigies and graves testify to a culture as fascinated with death as ancient Egypt.
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- testifying to the human capacity for creativity thousands of years before writing.
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- As the points on your license will testify.
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to make a statement that something happened or that something is true, especially as a witness in court
- He will testify that Cyrus ordered him to do it.
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- and poets testified to its creative qualities.
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- he doesn't show up to testify 'cause he's sweet on you.
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a formal statement used in the court of law
- At Jahkor's sentencing hearing, the mother of one of his victims, gives an emotional testimony.
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- Do you swear that the testimony you're about to give this committee
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- Those were the words you used, Mr. Dufresne, according to the testimony of your neighbors.
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