Definition of evince in US English:

evince

verb

[with object]formal
  • 1Reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling)

    ‘his letters evince the excitement he felt at undertaking this journey’
    • ‘Nearly 18 organisations, including those of the State and Central Governments and big industries in the private sector, had evinced interest in the products.’
    • ‘Speaking of his craft, he evinces a paternal affection for his beer.’
    • ‘What makes the new policy's promulgation politically possible is the lack of interest most Americans evince in foreign affairs, save matters of war and peace.’
    • ‘The change from first person singular to plural evinces his embarrassment.’
    • ‘This is one quality that Bennett has evinced throughout his work, and he understands well why it's so important.’
    • ‘But this judgment evinces too much cynicism about American culture.’
    • ‘Laboratory mice deficient in the gene were found to consume excessive amounts of alcohol, preferring ethanol to water and evincing highly anxious behavior in a maze test.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This presentation evinces just the same kind of reaction.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It was an indication of the interest evinced by music enthusiasts, who were now much more open to classical music.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It also looks silly and evinces contempt from car-drivers, proper motorcyclists and even pedestrians, but I don't care.’
    • ‘Hardly moved in, he evinced not the slightest discomfort with rugless floors, shadeless bulbs, and an unseasonable chill.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her subjects are details of domestic interiors that show wear, each smudge evincing past occupants and lost times.’
    • ‘Here is a person who has evinced keen interest in photography, freelance journalism, photojournalism, trekking, river rafting, and collection of coins and stamps.’
    • ‘Consistent with our hypothesis, our study revealed that unpopular children who evinced stronger emotional Stroop responses showed the greatest risk for depressive symptoms.’
    • ‘Despite such frustrating responses, Harris evinces remarkably little bitterness.’
    • ‘Encouragingly, they are now evincing interest in entrepreneurship, and are getting into a productive realm much beyond mere economic self-independence.’
    • ‘They consistently lie to the press when talking about security, as evinced again and again by their actions.’
    • ‘The nostalgia evinced in such iconographic readings is also, Shaw argues, built into the very form of the image.’
    • ‘The anger he had evinced earlier had drained away, but Macario did not forget the earlier wounds his pride had suffered.’
    • ‘Deirdre pulled back, shocked by the force of the emotion her mistress was evincing, and was relieved to see the healer approaching.’
    • ‘What's striking about many of these comments is the level of hostility they evince toward religion in general and Christianity in particular.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This book evinces a buoyant confidence and a relaxed visionary quality.’
    • ‘The author evinces not the slightest irony about the fact that his own list would qualify, given his definition, as an exercise in fundamentalism.’
    • ‘Many foreigners have been evincing a keen interest in taking up research programmes in Sanskrit.’
    • ‘I bring it up every so often just to test the waters, which are getting less chilly, but he still evinces quite a bit of hesitation.’
    • ‘Physical examination showed an alert newborn, evincing mucoid nasal discharge, and teary eyes.’
    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 to
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    1. 1.1 Be evidence of; indicate.
      ‘man's inhumanity to man as evinced in the use of torture’
      • ‘This book evinces a buoyant confidence and a relaxed visionary quality.’
      • ‘They consistently lie to the press when talking about security, as evinced again and again by their actions.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Here is a person who has evinced keen interest in photography, freelance journalism, photojournalism, trekking, river rafting, and collection of coins and stamps.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘On the other hand, a bad idea remains exactly that, no matter how well it is evinced in a story.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Encouragingly, they are now evincing interest in entrepreneurship, and are getting into a productive realm much beyond mere economic self-independence.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Speaking of his craft, he evinces a paternal affection for his beer.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Many foreigners have been evincing a keen interest in taking up research programmes in Sanskrit.’
      • ‘This is one quality that Bennett has evinced throughout his work, and he understands well why it's so important.’
      • ‘It was an indication of the interest evinced by music enthusiasts, who were now much more open to classical music.’
      • ‘The change from first person singular to plural evinces his embarrassment.’
      • ‘It also looks silly and evinces contempt from car-drivers, proper motorcyclists and even pedestrians, but I don't care.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

evince

/əˈvins//əˈvɪns/