Learning English Phrases Everyday(15)

1. testify

Today we are going to learn “testify”. It means to make a formal statement of what is true, especially in a court of law.
(1) When Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee, it will be in a hearing that is open to the public.
(2) Several eyewitnesses testified that they saw the officers hit Miller in the face.

2. patriotic

Another word is “patriotic”.It means having or expressing a great love of your country.
(1) Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted that “patriotic” hackers might have staged cyberattacks on their own against countries that had strained relations with Russia.
(2) Former French presidential candidate Le Pen is asking her supporters for “patriotic loans” to fund her party’s campaign.

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