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evince Syllabification: e·vince
Pronunciation: /əˈvins/

Definition of evince in English:


[with object] formal
1Reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling): his letters evince the excitement he felt at undertaking this journey
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  • Consistent with our hypothesis, our study revealed that unpopular children who evinced stronger emotional Stroop responses showed the greatest risk for depressive symptoms.
  • One thing that Grant's posts do evince is that scientific illiteracy increases the opportunities for apt marketers to take advantage of a public incapable of distinguishing between anecdote and evidence.
  • What's striking about many of these comments is the level of hostility they evince toward religion in general and Christianity in particular.
1.1Be evidence of; indicate: man’s inhumanity to man as evinced in the use of torture
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  • If the dramatic developments for the last two months are any indication, it seems the State Government has not evinced any interest to solve the problem.
  • It was an indication of the interest evinced by music enthusiasts, who were now much more open to classical music.
  • So journalists, broadcasters and politicians, and those who are often in the public eye, such as community and business leaders, wield immense power over but evince little loyalty to our language.
reveal, show, make plain, manifest, indicate, display, exhibit, demonstrate, evidence, attest to;
convey, communicate, proclaim, bespeak
informal ooze


Late 16th century (in the sense 'prove by argument or evidence'): from Latin evincere 'overcome, defeat' (see evict).

Words that rhyme with evince

chintz, convince, Linz, mince, Port-au-Prince, prince, quince, rinse, since, Vince, wince
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