Definition of evident
: clear to the vision or understanding
Examples of evident in a sentence
She spoke with evident anguish about the death of her son.
The problems have been evident for quite some time.
Origin and Etymology of evident
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin evident-, evidens, from e- + vident-, videns, present participle of vidēre to see — more at wit
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of evident
EVIDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evident for English Language Learners
: clear to the sight or mind
EVIDENT Defined for Kids
Word Root of evident
The Latin word vidēre, meaning “to see”, and its form vīsis give us the roots vid and vis. Words from the Latin vidēre have something to do with seeing. Anything visible is able to be seen. Something evident is able to be seen, sensed, or understood. The video part of a television is the part that is seen, as opposed to the part that is heard. Vision is the ability to see. To visit is to go somewhere to see someone.
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