verb \i-ˈvin(t)s\

: to show (something) clearly


Full Definition of EVINCE

transitive verb
:  to constitute outward evidence of
:  to display clearly :  reveal
evinc·ible \-ˈvin(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of EVINCE

  1. She evinced an interest in art at an early age.
  2. <the teenager caught shoplifting seemed to evince no remorse>

Origin of EVINCE

Latin evincere to vanquish, win a point, from e- + vincere to conquer — more at victor
First Known Use: 1604

Synonym Discussion of EVINCE

show, exhibit, display, expose, parade, flaunt mean to present so as to invite notice or attention. show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine <showed her snapshots to the whole group>. exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly <exhibit paintings at a gallery>. display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage <display sale items>. expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying <sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers>. parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying <parading their piety for all to see>. flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading <nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth>.

show, manifest, evidence, evince, demonstrate mean to reveal outwardly or make apparent. show is the general term but sometimes implies that what is revealed must be gained by inference from acts, looks, or words <careful not to show his true feelings>. manifest implies a plainer, more immediate revelation <manifested musical ability at an early age>. evidence suggests serving as proof of the actuality or existence of something <a commitment evidenced by years of loyal service>. evince implies a showing by outward marks or signs <evinced not the slightest fear>. demonstrate implies showing by action or by display of feeling <demonstrated their approval by loud applause>.


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