[ ih-vins ]
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verb (used with object),e·vinced, e·vinc·ing.
  1. to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove.

  2. 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

synonym study For evince

1. See display.

Other words from evince

  • e·vin·ci·ble, adjective
  • non·e·vin·ci·ble, adjective
  • un·e·vinced, adjective
  • un·e·vin·ci·ble, adjective

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How to use evince in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for evince


/ (ɪˈvɪns) /

  1. (tr) to make evident; show (something, such as an emotion) clearly

Origin of evince

C17: from Latin ēvincere to overcome; see evict

usage For evince

Evince is sometimes wrongly used where evoke is meant: the proposal evoked (not evinced) a storm of protest

Derived forms of evince

  • evincible, adjective
  • evincive, adjective

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