- 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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Related Words for evincibleverifiable, undeniable, unmistakable, obvious, irrefutable, conclusive, axiomatic, certain, deducible, incontrovertible, indubitable, palpable, positive, self-evident, ascertainable, evincible, inferable
- (tr) to make evident; show (something, such as an emotion) clearly
Word Origin for evince
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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Meaning "show clearly" is late 18c. Not clearly distinguished from evict until 18c. Related: Evinced; evinces; evincing.
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