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Reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling); indicate:‘the news stories evinced the usual mixture of sympathy and satisfaction’
reveal, show, make clear, make plain, make obvious, make manifest, manifest, indicate, display, exhibit, demonstrate, be evidence of, evidence, attest to, testify to, bear witness toconvey, communicate, proclaim, impart, bespeakdisclose, divulge, betray, give away, expose, lay bareView synonyms
- ‘Placing the viewer directly beneath the forms of the rocks, she evinces an appreciation of the sheer weight and power of nature worthy of the Surrealists.’
- ‘On the other hand, a bad idea remains exactly that, no matter how well it is evinced in a story.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Many foreigners have been evincing a keen interest in taking up research programmes in Sanskrit.’
- ‘Speaking of his craft, he evinces a paternal affection for his beer.’
- ‘Here is a person who has evinced keen interest in photography, freelance journalism, photojournalism, trekking, river rafting, and collection of coins and stamps.’
- ‘Encouragingly, they are now evincing interest in entrepreneurship, and are getting into a productive realm much beyond mere economic self-independence.’
- ‘It also looks silly and evinces contempt from car-drivers, proper motorcyclists and even pedestrians, but I don't care.’
- ‘The change from first person singular to plural evinces his embarrassment.’
- ‘Nearly 18 organisations, including those of the State and Central Governments and big industries in the private sector, had evinced interest in the products.’
- ‘The garage is underlit, with a low-slung ceiling and construction that evinces the massive weight first of the cement slabwork and then of the floors and earth above.’
- ‘This is one quality that Bennett has evinced throughout his work, and he understands well why it's so important.’
- ‘However, while respondents evinced strong preference for having a say in their choice or party candidates, they were more ambivalent about how much autonomy MPs should have from their party once they arrived in parliament.’
- ‘They consistently lie to the press when talking about security, as evinced again and again by their actions.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It was an indication of the interest evinced by music enthusiasts, who were now much more open to classical music.’
- ‘This book evinces a buoyant confidence and a relaxed visionary quality.’
Late 16th century (in the sense ‘prove by argument or evidence’): from Latin evincere overcome, defeat (see evict).
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