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.
Recent Examples of evident from the Web
Even within the U.S. market itself, the preference for overseas exposure is evident.
Nowhere has that been more evident than in the debate over health care.
The way the Griffins' have built their family around the farm is evident throughout.
This is evident in the archetype of the Mammy, the black maternal figure who acts as a cipher for the burdens of the white people around her and takes them on with an ever-present smile.
Bunning’s competitive side also was evident during his political career.
Bunning's competitive side also was evident during his political career.
So many layers of Ashton’s choreography were evident in this Washington Ballet presentation.
Think of lynching, and of 600,000 Americans slaughtering each other over the self-evident fact that one human being should not be able to purchase another one.
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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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