- to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove.
- to reveal the possession of (a quality, trait, etc.).
Origin of evince
1600–10; < Latin ēvincere to conquer, overcome, carry one's point, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vincere to conquer
1. See display.
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Examples from the Web for evincing
With MTV no longer a major way to promote artists, and the Internet evincing a crippling deflation, the metaphoric sky had fallen.Radiohead Cashes In
October 23, 2008
The prince only seemed happy in evincing his affection toward me.Beaux and Belles of England
Nor have his fellow-countrymen lacked in evincing their vigorous appreciation.The Centenary Garland
They took the scent into the heart of it, evincing great eagerness.Dog Breaking
William Nelson Hutchinson
Just as he had thought, Sophy was evincing rashness in its most aggravated form.Shadows of Flames
Surely that was "evincing an express liking" for an obstruction of the kidnappers.The Trial of Theodore Parker
- (tr) to make evident; show (something, such as an emotion) clearly
C17: from Latin ēvincere to overcome; see evict
Evince is sometimes wrongly used where evoke is meant: the proposal evoked (not evinced) a storm of protest
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Word Origin and History for evincing
Meaning "show clearly" is late 18c. Not clearly distinguished from evict until 18c. Related: Evinced; evinces; evincing.
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