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Examples of evince in a sentence
She evinced an interest in art at an early age.
the teenager caught shoplifting seemed to evince no remorse
Did You Know?
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
First Known Use: 1604
Synonym Discussion of evince
EVINCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of evince for English Language Learners
: to show (something) clearly
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