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evidence

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

something presented in support of the truth or accuracy of a claim
  • do you have any evidence that this bike is yours?

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evidence

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of evidence (Entry 2 of 2)

as in support, document

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How is the word evidence different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of evidence are demonstrate, evince, manifest, and show. While all these words mean "to reveal outwardly or make apparent," evidence suggests serving as proof of the actuality or existence of something.

a commitment evidenced by years of loyal service

When can demonstrate be used instead of evidence?

While the synonyms demonstrate and evidence are close in meaning, demonstrate implies showing by action or by display of feeling.

demonstrated their approval by loud applause

When is evince a more appropriate choice than evidence?

In some situations, the words evince and evidence are roughly equivalent. However, evince implies a showing by outward marks or signs.

evinced not the slightest fear

When is it sensible to use manifest instead of evidence?

The words manifest and evidence are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, manifest implies a plainer, more immediate revelation.

manifested musical ability at an early age

In what contexts can show take the place of evidence?

The words show and evidence can be used in similar contexts, but 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

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The first known use of evidence was in the 14th century

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“Evidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/evidence. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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