\ i-ˈvin(t)s How to pronounce evince (audio) \
evinced; evincing

Definition of evince

transitive verb

1 : to constitute outward evidence of
2 : to display clearly : reveal

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evincible \ i-​ˈvin(t)-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce evincible (audio) \ 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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That might strike the president as more feature than bug of his trade policy; Trump has evinced no great affection for American companies that export to the U.S. market from overseas. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "On Eve of Trade War, China Warns That Trump’s Tariffs Will Backfire," 5 July 2018 The mayor’s remarks evinced the complex no-wins world in which his administration attempts to control large protests that have at times attracted the world’s attention and its invective. oregonlive.com, "Mayor Ted Wheeler, without plan in hand, rejects Portland protest violence," 8 July 2019 This hand-hewn quality is evinced in this show in a wooden coffin-cover on which Michel Lafleur, whose paintings of famous fades adorn barber shops across Port-au-Prince, has affixed a red and gold skull and masons’ squares. Joshua Jelly-schapiro, The New York Review of Books, "Picturing Haiti’s Freemasons," 2 June 2018 At no point does David Brooks evince any particular engagement with any of these sources. Jacob Bacharach, The New Republic, "David Brooks’s Moral Journey," 5 June 2019 Such questions evinced a presumption of my innate moral fiber — not to mention a complacency in the belief that any white Westerner was capable of starting an NGO, regardless of qualification or mission. Abigail Higgins, Vox, "How the “white-savior industrial complex” failed Liberia’s girls," 24 Oct. 2018 Rosenstein is no Trump crony, and has evinced zero interest in interfering with Robert Mueller’s work. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "As Conservatives Call for Sessions to Resign, Democrats Rally to His Defense," 5 Jan. 2018 Our tale picks up last fall, when designers on both sides of the Atlantic evinced a fascination with Americana, particularly of the Western variety. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "The Cowboy Boot’s Unlikely Journey from Ranch to Runway," 21 Aug. 2018 Mayor Eddie DeLoach says — and its historic downtown, which once evinced a tatty charm, has been burnished to a high gloss. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "Police’s Shifting Account of Black Man’s Death Raises Questions in Savannah," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of evince

1777, 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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English Language Learners Definition of evince

formal : to show (something) clearly

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