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ev·i·dence

 (ĕv′ĭ-dəns)
n.
1.
a. A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment: The broken window was evidence that a burglary had taken place. Scientists weighed the evidence for and against the hypothesis.
b. Something indicative; an indication or set of indications: saw no evidence of grief on the mourner's face.
2. Law
a. The means by which an allegation may be proven, such as oral testimony, documents, or physical objects.
b. The set of legal rules determining what testimony, documents, and objects may be admitted as proof in a trial.
tr.v. ev·i·denced, ev·i·denc·ing, ev·i·denc·es
To indicate clearly; exemplify or prove: Her curiosity is evidenced by the number of books she owns.
Idiom:
in evidence
1. Plainly visible; to be seen: It was early, and few pedestrians were in evidence on the city streets.
2. Law As legal evidence: submitted the photograph in evidence.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ēvidentia, from Latin ēvidēns, ēvident-, obvious; see evident.]

evidence

(ˈɛvɪdəns)
n
1. ground for belief or disbelief; data on which to base proof or to establish truth or falsehood
2. a mark or sign that makes evident; indication: his pallor was evidence of ill health.
3. (Law) law matter produced before a court of law in an attempt to prove or disprove a point in issue, such as the statements of witnesses, documents, material objects, etc. See also circumstantial evidence, direct evidence
4. (Law) turn queen's evidence turn king's evidence turn state's evidence (of an accomplice) to act as witness for the prosecution and testify against those associated with him or her in crime
5. in evidence on display; apparent; conspicuous: her new ring was in evidence.
vb (tr)
6. to make evident; show clearly
7. to give proof of or evidence for

ev•i•dence

(ˈɛv ɪ dəns)

n., v. -denced, -denc•ing. n.
1. that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof: The play's long run on Broadway is evidence of its great popularity.
2. something that makes evident; an indication or sign: His flushed look was evidence of his fever.
3. data presented to a court or jury to substantiate claims or allegations, including testimony, records, or objects.
v.t.
4. to make evident or clear; show clearly; manifest: to evidence one's approval.
5. to support by evidence.
Idioms:
in evidence, plainly visible; conspicuous.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French < Latin]

evidence

, proof - Evidence—from Latin e-, "out," and videre, "to see"— is information that helps form a conclusion; proof is factual information that verifies a conclusion.
See also related terms for proof.

evidence

Evidence is anything that you see, hear, or read that causes you to believe that something is true or has really happened.

We saw evidence everywhere that a real effort was being made to promote tourism.
There was no evidence of problems between them.

Evidence is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'evidences' or 'an evidence'. However, you can talk about a piece of evidence.

The finding is the latest piece of evidence that vaccines can help prevent cancer.
It was one of the strongest pieces of evidence in the Crown's case.

evidence


Past participle: evidenced
Gerund: evidencing

Imperative
evidence
evidence
Present
I evidence
you evidence
he/she/it evidences
we evidence
you evidence
they evidence
Preterite
I evidenced
you evidenced
he/she/it evidenced
we evidenced
you evidenced
they evidenced
Present Continuous
I am evidencing
you are evidencing
he/she/it is evidencing
we are evidencing
you are evidencing
they are evidencing
Present Perfect
I have evidenced
you have evidenced
he/she/it has evidenced
we have evidenced
you have evidenced
they have evidenced
Past Continuous
I was evidencing
you were evidencing
he/she/it was evidencing
we were evidencing
you were evidencing
they were evidencing
Past Perfect
I had evidenced
you had evidenced
he/she/it had evidenced
we had evidenced
you had evidenced
they had evidenced
Future
I will evidence
you will evidence
he/she/it will evidence
we will evidence
you will evidence
they will evidence
Future Perfect
I will have evidenced
you will have evidenced
he/she/it will have evidenced
we will have evidenced
you will have evidenced
they will have evidenced
Future Continuous
I will be evidencing
you will be evidencing
he/she/it will be evidencing
we will be evidencing
you will be evidencing
they will be evidencing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been evidencing
you have been evidencing
he/she/it has been evidencing
we have been evidencing
you have been evidencing
they have been evidencing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been evidencing
you will have been evidencing
he/she/it will have been evidencing
we will have been evidencing
you will have been evidencing
they will have been evidencing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been evidencing
you had been evidencing
he/she/it had been evidencing
we had been evidencing
you had been evidencing
they had been evidencing
Conditional
I would evidence
you would evidence
he/she/it would evidence
we would evidence
you would evidence
they would evidence
Past Conditional
I would have evidenced
you would have evidenced
he/she/it would have evidenced
we would have evidenced
you would have evidenced
they would have evidenced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evidence - your basis for belief or disbeliefevidence - your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
probable cause - (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure; "a magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house"
cogent evidence, proof - any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something; "if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"
disproof, falsification, refutation - any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
track, trail, lead - evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
sign - (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphyxiation"
2.evidence - an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling was evidence of his fear"
smoking gun - indisputable evidence (especially of a crime)
clew, clue, cue - evidence that helps to solve a problem
footprint evidence - evidence in the form of footprints; "there was footprint evidence that he had been at the scene of the crime"
record - anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"
testimonial, testimony - something that serves as evidence; "his effort was testimony to his devotion"
argument, statement - a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
attestation - the evidence by which something is attested
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
identification - evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
3.evidence - (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disprovedevidence - (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
info, information - a message received and understood
exhibit - an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
testimony - a solemn statement made under oath
corpus delicti - the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim)
direct evidence - evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute
circumstantial evidence, indirect evidence - evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute
corroborating evidence - additional evidence or evidence of different kind that supports a proof already offered in a proceeding
hearsay evidence - evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge
state's evidence - evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.evidence - provide evidence forevidence - 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"
authenticate - establish the authenticity of something
attest - establish or verify the usage of; "This word is not attested until 1993"
reflect - give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"
reflect - give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"
notarise, notarize - authenticate as a notary; "We had to have the signature notarized"
bear witness, evidence, testify, prove, show - provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
condemn - demonstrate the guilt of (someone); "Her strange behavior condemned her"
2.evidence - provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
attest, certify, evidence, manifest, demonstrate - 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"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
presume - constitute reasonable evidence for; "A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"
abduce, adduce, cite - advance evidence for
3.evidence - give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"
inform - act as an informer; "She had informed on her own parents for years"

evidence

noun
1. proof, grounds, data, demonstration, confirmation, verification, corroboration, authentication, substantiation There is no evidence to support this theory.
2. sign(s), mark, suggestion, trace, indication, token, manifestation Police said there was no evidence of a struggle.
3. testimony, statement, witness, declaration, submission, affirmation, deposition, avowal, attestation, averment Forensic scientists will be called to give evidence.
verb
1. show, prove, reveal, display, indicate, witness, demonstrate, exhibit, manifest, signify, denote, testify to, evince He still has a lot to learn, as is evidenced by his recent behaviour.
in evidence noticeable, obvious, visible, manifest, conspicuous, perceptible Poverty is still very much in evidence in the city.

evidence

noun
2. Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else:
verb
1. To make manifest or apparent:
3. To assure the certainty or validity of:
Translations
بُرْهان، إثْباتدَليلدَلِيل
důkaz
bevisbevismaterialetegn
näyttääosoittaatodiste
dokaz
sönnunargagnvottur, merki
証拠
증거
įkaltisįrodymas
liecībapierādījums
dokaz
bevis
หลักฐาน
bằng chứng

evidence

[ˈevɪdəns]
A. N
1. (= proof) → pruebas fpl
evidence of/thatpruebas de/de que ...
circumstantial evidencepruebas fpl circunstanciales
there is no evidence against himno hay pruebas contra él
to hold sth in evidenceesgrimir algo como prueba
what evidence is there for this belief?¿qué pruebas corroboran esta creencia?
2. (= sign) → indicio m, señal f
to show evidence ofdar muestras de
3. (= testimony) → testimonio m
to call sb in evidencellamar a algn como testigo
to give evidenceprestar declaración, deponer (more frm)
to turn King's or Queen's or > State's evidence (US) → delatar a un cómplice
4. to be in evidence (= noticeable) → estar bien visible
B. VT
1. (= make evident) → manifestar; [+ emotion] → dar muestras de
2. (= prove) → probar, demostrar
as is evidenced by the fact thatsegún lo demuestra el hecho de que ...

evidence

[ˈɛvɪdəns] n
(= proof) → preuves fpl
evidence to support a theory → des preuves à l'appui d'une théorie
there is evidence that → il est prouvé que
(= signs) to show evidence of → donner des signes de
to see evidence of → voir des signes de
to see evidence that → constater que
to be in evidence → être visible
(LAW) (against defendant)preuves fpl
evidence against sb → des preuves contre qn
to produce sth as evidence → produire qch comme pièce à conviction
(LAW) (= statement) [witness] → témoignage m
to give evidence → témoigner, déposer

evidence

n
Beweis m, → Beweise pl; show me your evidencewelche Beweise haben Sie?; what evidence is there to support this theory?welche Anhaltspunkte gibt es, die diese Theorie untermauern?; according to the evidence of our sensesnach dem, was wir mit unseren Sinnen erkennen können; there is no evidence of …es deutet nichts auf … hin; there is no evidence that …es deutet nichts darauf hin, dass …; these marks are evidence of life on Marsdiese Spuren sind Beweis or ein Zeichen ntdafür, dass es auf dem Mars Leben gibt; a scratch was the only evidence of the fightein Kratzer war der einzige Beweis für den Kampf; the car bore evidence of having been in an accidentdas Auto trug deutliche Spuren eines Unfalls
(Jur) → Beweismaterial nt; (object, dagger etc) → Beweisstück nt; (= testimony)Aussage f; the lawyers are still collecting evidencedie Anwälte holen immer noch Beweise ein; we haven’t got any evidencewir haben keinerlei Beweise; there wasn’t enough evidencedie Beweise or Indizien reichten nicht aus; for lack of evidenceaus Mangel an Beweisen, mangels Beweisen (form); on the evidence available …aufgrund or auf Grund des vorhandenen Beweismaterials; not admissible as evidenceals Beweismittel nicht zulässig; all the evidence was against himalles sprach or die Tatsachen sprachen gegen ihn; to give evidence (for/against somebody)(für/gegen jdn) aussagen; to give evidence for the defence (Brit) or defense (US) /prosecutionfür die Verteidigung/die Anklage aussagen; piece of evidence (= statement)Zeugenaussage f; (= object)Beweisstück or -mittel nt ? queen’s evidence, state’s evidence
to be in evidencesichtbar sein; poverty was still (very) much in evidencees gab immer noch sichtlich viel Armut; his father was nowhere in evidencesein Vater war nirgends zu sehen; she likes to be very much in evidencesie hat es gern, gesehen und beachtet zu werden; a statesman very much in evidence at the momentein Staatsmann, der zur Zeit stark beachtet wird
vtzeugen von

evidence

[ˈɛvɪdəns] n inv (proof) → prova; (testimony) → testimonianza; (sign) → indizio, traccia
to show evidence of → mostrare segni di
evidence of a break-in → tracce di scasso
to give evidence → testimoniare, deporre
to turn King's or Queen's or (Am) State's evidence → testimoniare contro i propri complici
to be in evidence → essere visibile or in vista
she was nowhere in evidence → non la si vedeva da nessuna parte

evidence

(ˈevidəns) noun
1. information etc that gives reason for believing something; proof (eg in a law case). Have you enough evidence (of his guilt) to arrest him?
2. (an) indication; a sign. Her bag on the table was the only evidence of her presence.

evidence

دَلِيل důkaz bevis Beweis αποδεικτικό στοιχείο prueba todiste preuve dokaz prova 証拠 증거 bewijs bevis dowód evidência свидетельство bevis หลักฐาน kanıt bằng chứng 证据

evidence

n. evidencia, manifestación; [legal] evidencia, testimonio.

evidence

n evidencia; There is no evidence of tumor..No hay evidencia de tumor
References in classic literature ?
There was not an Indian in sight, and no evidence of Jacinto.
The growing piles of ashes and cinders in the back yards were the only evidence that the wasteful, consuming process of life went on at all.
Evidence of their Asiatic origin is deduced from the circumstances, though great uncertainty hangs over the whole history of the Indians.
In this situation the articles were formally agreed to, and signed; and the Indians told us it was customary with them, on such occasions, for two Indians to shake hands with every white-man in the treaty, as an evidence of entire friendship.
Really, if this were the only evidence of devotion that could be shown, she was safe!
Some connecting link had slipped out of the evidence, and could not anywhere be found.
Nevertheless, this very sentiment is an evidence that the connexion, which has become an unhealthy one, should at least be severed.
The limit of this evil time had arrived only when, on the dawn of a winter's morning, Peter Quint was found, by a laborer going to early work, stone dead on the road from the village: a catastrophe explained-- superficially at least--by a visible wound to his head; such a wound as might have been produced--and as, on the final evidence, HAD been-- by a fatal slip, in the dark and after leaving the public house, on the steepish icy slope, a wrong path altogether, at the bottom of which he lay.
And in the first place, you will be so good as to unsay that story about selling his head, which if true I take to be good evidence that this harpooneer is stark mad, and I've no idea of sleeping with a madman; and you, sir, you I mean, landlord, you, sir, by trying to induce me to do so knowingly, would thereby render yourself liable to a criminal prosecution.
Thank ye, my lad," said the man, running in for his hat; then pausing for a moment, "Will you give evidence of what you saw if I should bring the fellow up before a magistrate?
And the wandering visitor might be skeptical about all the swindles, but he could not be skeptical about these, for the worker bore the evidence of them about on his own person-- generally he had only to hold out his hand.
Nobody in the world ever doubted who did the things; but not a scrap of any direct evidence could be found to establish the suppositions, and Miss Ophelia was too just to feel at liberty to proceed to any length without it.