\ 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 Some expected those tensions to evince themselves once again when the coronavirus struck. Gordon F. Sander, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘The pandemic has united us’: A media divide fades in the Baltics," 18 June 2020 Retail offerings aren’t always successful, as evinced by a November 2018 issue, which saw domestic investors give a resounding thumbs-down to the new coalition government’s funding efforts. James Hirai, Bloomberg.com, "Italy Raises Record 22.3 Billion Euros From Sale of Retail Bonds," 23 May 2020 By convertible standards, the Volante evinces minimal cowl shake. John Phillips, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1996 Aston Martin DB7 Volante Makes the English Sports-Car Brand Relevant Again," 20 May 2020 But much more common is steely determination to be at every meeting and to deny the need to sleep (as evinced by both the UK’s first female prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and now by Trump). Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "Do we want our leaders to stay strong in a crisis, or do we want them to survive it?," 8 Apr. 2020 But to the extent that the Lusk play evinces any real anxiety, the participants don’t seem to notice. Harper's Magazine, "Letters," 30 Mar. 2020 Foremost among these is Saudi Arabia, which has evinced its newfound ability to control the future trajectory of oil markets by showing how truly vulnerable the American oil industry is to the kingdom's energy policy. Nawaf Obaid For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "The American oil boom is over," 23 Apr. 2020 The power of activism is best evinced by Nepal’s jump in the rankings, according to Flores. NBC News, "LGBTQ acceptance grew globally over past four decades — but not everywhere," 12 Nov. 2019 His hostility to congressional oversight is evinced by his refusal to surrender his tax returns, his many lawsuits against congressional committees investigating him and his businesses, and his ordering staff not to comply with subpoenas. The Economist, "The move towards impeachment marks a dangerous shift," 26 Sep. 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. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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formal : to show (something) clearly

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