that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof.
something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: His flushed look was visible evidence of his fever.
Law. data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.
to make evident or clear; show clearly; manifest: He evidenced his approval by promising his full support.
to support by evidence: He evidenced his accusation with incriminating letters.
Idioms about evidence
in evidence, plainly visible; conspicuous: The first signs of spring are in evidence.
- coun·ter·ev·i·dence, noun
- pre·ev·i·dence, noun
- re·ev·i·dence, verb (used with object), re·ev·i·denced, re·ev·i·denc·ing.
- su·per·ev·i·dence, noun
- un·ev·i·denced, adjective
- well-ev·i·denced, adjective
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How to use evidence in a sentence
Yet there are also signs of hope, evidences of intellectual openness and readiness for problem-solving.
These evidences of an impulse to look on correction as a quite proper thing are corroborated by stories of self-punishment.Children's Ways | James Sully
There, if his eyes did not deceive him, were evidences of mortar dislodged by nefarious toes.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
His Evidences of Christianity is one of the ablest defences of the Christian religion that has ever appeared.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
There was an adobe house on the flat, a corral, and other evidences of a rather extensive ranch.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
The girl had expected to find the house still and quiet, and here were evidences of social festivities.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for evidence
ground for belief or disbelief; data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood
a mark or sign that makes evident; indication: his pallor was evidence of ill health
turn queen's evidence, turn king's evidence or turn state's evidence (of an accomplice) to act as witness for the prosecution and testify against those associated with him in crime
in evidence on display; apparent; conspicuous: her new ring was in evidence
to make evident; show clearly
to give proof of or evidence for
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Other Idioms and Phrases with evidence
see in evidence; much in evidence.
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