evince

verb
\ 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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Other Words from evince

evincible \ i-​ˈvin(t)-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce evince (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 One of the movie’s unspoken insights seems to be that the more a person or corporation harps on about objectivity and accountability, the less they can be trusted to evince any. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 Nor do Silicon Valley’s would-be health care entrepreneurs evince much concern for concepts like health care justice, reproductive rights, or repairing systemic inequities. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 28 May 2021 At least on second hearing — the first a recording of the original string quartet version — the vocal lines didn’t always evince obvious connections to the words or emotions. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 11 May 2021 The messages are getting through: While the arts were barely mentioned in New York politics for the first ten months of the pandemic, now four mayoral candidates evince arts-forward agendas. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 2 Apr. 2021 Both roles showcased O’Hare’s ability to evince villainy, cut with something more disarmingly human. Nate Jones, Vulture, 21 Nov. 2020 All of these shows evince an ongoing negotiation between the sociopolitical and the operatically psychological. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2020 Smith’s self-portraits through the years evince a preoccupation with the constructs of femininity, the gaze, race, color, and beauty. Yxta Maya Murray, The New Yorker, 23 Sep. 2020 Nor did Summers’ often large-scale gestures always evince obvious connection to the music at hand. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'evince.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Evince.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evince. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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evince

verb

English Language Learners Definition of evince

formal : to show (something) clearly

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