\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web The idea that anyone’s life might evince more complexity, or that people who are struggling with crime or a lack of jobs might envision a solution to those problems that doesn’t come in the form of a wall, seemed beyond his ken. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "In New Mexico, Trump Tries to Explain What He Thinks “the Hispanics” Want," 18 Sep. 2019 For months, rivals have nipped at his heels, evincing an I-can’t-believe-I’m-losing-to-this guy incredulity. Time, "‘You’ve Got to Have Purpose.’ Joe Biden's 2020 Campaign Is the Latest Test in a Lifetime of Loss," 30 Jan. 2020 For example, keas (a type of parrot found in New Zealand) have 1.28 billion pallial neurons, ravens possess 1.2 billion and chimpanzees have 7.4 billion neurons, although research could not evince systematic cognitive differences among them. Onur Güntürkün, Scientific American, "“Birdbrain” Turns from Insult to Praise," 1 Jan. 2020 Companies are evincing greater awareness of the risks from climate change, to their reputations and operations alike (even if too few still do anything about it). The Economist, "Business 2019 in review: coping with geopolitics and anti-capitalism," 27 Dec. 2019 Despite the wealthy trappings, Carlson-Wee doesn’t evince the sharp-elbows of fictional hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod of Showtime’s Billions (or Axelrod’s real life inspiration, Steve Cohen). Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Crypto’s Crown Prince Survived ‘The Craziest Bubble Ever.’ Now He’s Ready For a Second Act," 11 Dec. 2019 The installation evinces an acute awareness of the optics of reflection. Washington Post, "At the Hirshhorn, a showcase of recent acquisitions takes the temperature of the art world," 24 Dec. 2019 Since no other runs on the GTA: San Andreas speedrun leaderboard evinced this telltale exhaust, this competitor began to wonder: was Anti somehow messing with the game in order to pull off this record-breaking time? Steven T. Wright, Ars Technica, "How the scourge of cheating is changing speedrunning," 22 Dec. 2019 But the current chief secretary, Matthew Cheung, an avuncular 68-year-old who is approaching retirement, has not publicly evinced any interest in moving up. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, "Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Is Disheartened, but No Successor Is in Sight," 5 Aug. 2019

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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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“Evince.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evince?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wotd&utm_content=didyouknow. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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formal : to show (something) clearly

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