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evidence

ev·i·dence

evidence

 
 
pronunciation:
e v dihns
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
in evidence
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the basis for belief; that which constitutes proof of something.
Scientists have not yet found evidence of life on distant planets.The police still have no solid evidence to back up their theory.The illegal drugs will be used as evidence in court.
 
synonyms:
demonstration, proof, substantiation, testimony
similar words:
confirmation, fact, grounds, token, verification, witness
definition 2: trace or indication.
His fingerprints were evidence of his having been in the apartment at some time.
synonyms:
indication, manifestation, mark, sign, trace
similar words:
clue, demonstration, index, lead, proof, show, token, vestige
definition 3: factual information presented as testimony in a court of law.
Two witnesses gave evidence that the suspect had threatened the victim.
synonyms:
testimony
similar words:
affidavit, deposition, documentation, exhibit, fact, testimonial, witness
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phrase: in evidence
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: evidenced, evidencing
definition 1: to make manifest or clear.
Having heard about the accident, he evidenced his concern over the child's condition.
synonyms:
demonstrate, display, evince, exhibit, express, manifest, reveal, show
similar words:
indicate, signify, write
definition 2: to support with evidence.
She evidenced her views by citing clinical studies.
synonyms:
corroborate, demonstrate, document, exhibit, manifest, prove, substantiate, support, testify, vouch, witness
similar words:
attest, certify, confirm, establish, validate, verify, vindicate, warrant
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