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Meaning & Definition of Evidence in English

English

Evidence

/ɛvədəns/

noun

1. Your basis for belief or disbelief

  • Knowledge on which to base belief
  • "The evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
    synonym:
  • evidence
  • ,
  • grounds

2. An indication that makes something evident

  • "His trembling was evidence of his fear"
    synonym:
  • evidence

3. (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

    synonym:
  • evidence

verb

1. Provide evidence for

  • Stand as proof of
  • Show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
  • "His high fever attested to his illness"
  • "The buildings in rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"
  • "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
    synonym:
  • attest
  • ,
  • certify
  • ,
  • manifest
  • ,
  • demonstrate
  • ,
  • evidence

2. Provide evidence for

  • "The blood test showed that he was the father"
  • "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
    synonym:
  • testify
  • ,
  • bear witness
  • ,
  • prove
  • ,
  • evidence
  • ,
  • show

3. Give evidence

  • "He was telling on all his former colleague"
    synonym:
  • tell
  • ,
  • evidence

Examples of using

There is evidence that water was abundant on Mars eons ago.
Don't leave evidence.
It's very unlikely that any evidence will turn up to prove Tom's guilt.