give evidence

This page is about the collocation give evidence

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to say what you witnessed or know in a court of law or at an inquiry

For example

  • Has she agreed to give evidence at the trial?

  • Some of the witnesses were too scared to give evidence at the corruption inquiry.

Note:
Related collocations include "give information" and "give an account"

Quick Quiz

Who normally gives evidence at a trial?

a. the judge

b. the witnesses

c. the court reporters

Contributor: Matt Errey