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
There’s also additional evidence that masks protect the person wearing them from catching the disease.That new study saying masks might not be effective? It has a few caveats. | Kate Baggaley | November 20, 2020 | Popular-Science
There’s also plenty of evidence that evolution is taking place now.
Already, there’s evidence that lockdowns and disruptions to health care in the last eight months have led to a drop-off in routine childhood vaccinations in the US and globally.2019 was a terrible year for measles. 2021 could be much worse. | Julia Belluz | November 12, 2020 | Vox
So what we have instead is imperfect research evidence that’s mostly taken one of two approaches.How risky is air travel in the pandemic? Here’s what the science says. | Brian Resnick | November 12, 2020 | Vox
This is good evidence that when a noise does bother us, it’s not necessarily the sound waves themselves.
These victories of the Catholics, slight in themselves, were powerful as evidencing the direction of governmental policies.The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
The presence of shells, evidencing an organic source of the material, has helped in the appeal to buyers.Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement | Alva Agee
Suddenly distant shots were heard far off to their left and rear, and deepening into a rumble, evidencing a warm engagement.Bob Hampton of Placer | Randall Parrish
The self-evidencing experiences that maintain vital confidence in the spiritual life grow dim and unimperative.The Meaning of Faith | Harry Emerson Fosdick
To join the chase was the first promotion to which the boy looked as evidencing his permanent release from the nursery.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with evidence
see in evidence; much in evidence.
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