evince

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verb \ i-ˈvin(t)s \

Definition of evince

evinced; evincing
transitive verb
1 :to constitute outward evidence of
2 :to display clearly :reveal

evincible

play \i-ˈvin(t)-sə-bəl\ adjective

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Examples of evince in a Sentence

  1. She evinced an interest in art at an early age.

  2. the teenager caught shoplifting seemed to evince no remorse

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Let us conquer any uncertainty you may have about the history of "evince." It derives from Latin evincere, meaning "to vanquish" or "to win a point," and can be further traced to "vincere," Latin for to conquer. In the early 1600s, "evince" was sometimes used in the senses "to subdue" or "to convict of error," meanings evincing the influence of its Latin ancestors. It was also sometimes used as a synonym of its cousin "convince," but that sense is now obsolete. One early meaning, "to constitute evidence of," has hung on, however, and in the 1800s it was joined by another sense, "to reveal."

Origin and Etymology of evince

Latin evincere to vanquish, win a point, from e- + vincere to conquer — more at victor

Synonym Discussion of evince

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

EVINCE Defined for English Language Learners

evince

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Definition of evince for English Language Learners

  • : to show (something) clearly



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