evince

verb
\i-ˈvin(t)s \
evinced; evincing

Definition of evince 

transitive verb

1 : to constitute outward evidence of

2 : to display clearly : reveal

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Other Words from evince

evincible \ i-​ˈvin(t)-​sə-​bəl \ adjective

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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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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."

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

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Yet several commissioners evinced overt hostility toward religion. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Supreme Court’s Half-Baked Cake," 4 June 2018 The 2017 California report evinced an uptick of more than 17 percent, with anti-Hispanic and anti-Latino crimes soaring over 50 percent last year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Deanna Paul, chicagotribune.com, "California woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick, tells him to ‘go back to your country’," 11 July 2018 The 2017 California report evinced an uptick of more than 17 percent, with anti-Hispanic and anti-Latino crimes soaring over 50 percent last year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Deanna Paul, chicagotribune.com, "California woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick, tells him to ‘go back to your country’," 11 July 2018 The 2017 California report evinced an uptick of more than 17 percent, with anti-Hispanic and anti-Latino crimes soaring over 50 percent last year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Deanna Paul, chicagotribune.com, "California woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick, tells him to ‘go back to your country’," 11 July 2018 Even so, many Asians oppose the Trump administration’s makeover of the immigration system, and their votes evince a broader discomfort with the president. Vivian Yee, New York Times, "Democrats Hope Asian-American Influx Will Help Turn Orange County Blue," 3 June 2018 The 2017 California report evinced an uptick of more than 17 percent, with anti-Hispanic and anti-Latino crimes soaring over 50 percent last year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Deanna Paul, chicagotribune.com, "California woman beats a 91-year-old Mexican man with a brick, tells him to ‘go back to your country’," 11 July 2018 The violinist also evinced a marvelous range of dynamics, a poet's sense of phrasing, and a degree of sheer technical virtuosity that would have dropped jaws in any context. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Orchestra displays impressive versatility with conductor Bernard Labadie (review)," 16 Feb. 2018 The 2017 California report evinced an uptick of more than 17 percent, with anti-Hispanic and anti-Latino crimes soaring over 50 percent last year, according to the Sacramento Bee. Deanna Paul, BostonGlobe.com, "91-year-old Mexican man beaten with a brick, told to ‘go back to your country’," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of evince

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for evince

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

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evince

verb

English Language Learners Definition of evince

: to show (something) clearly

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