Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ev•i•dence(ˈɛv ɪ dəns)
n., v. -denced, -denc•ing. n.
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.
Evidence is anything that you see, hear, or read that causes you to believe that something is true or has really happened.
Evidence is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'evidences' or 'an evidence'. However, you can talk about a piece of evidence.
Past participle: evidenced
|Noun||1.||evidence - 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"
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)
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 disproved|
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
|Verb||1.||evidence - 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"
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"
|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 of/that → pruebas de/de que ...
circumstantial evidence → pruebas fpl circunstanciales
there is no evidence against him → no hay pruebas contra él
to hold sth in evidence → esgrimir algo como prueba
what evidence is there for this belief? → ¿qué pruebas corroboran esta creencia?
to call sb in evidence → llamar a algn como testigo
to give evidence → prestar declaración, deponer (more frm)
to turn King's or Queen's or > State's evidence (US) → delatar a un cómplice
evidence to support a theory → des preuves à l'appui d'une théorie
there is evidence that → il est prouvé que
to see evidence of → voir des signes de
to see evidence that → constater que
to be in evidence → être visible
evidence against sb → des preuves contre qn
to produce sth as evidence → produire qch comme pièce à conviction
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