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evince

[ih-vins] /ɪˈvɪns/
verb (used with object), evinced, evincing.
1.
to show clearly; make evident or manifest; prove.
2.
to reveal the possession of (a quality, trait, etc.).
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin ēvincere to conquer, overcome, carry one's point, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vincere to conquer
Related forms
evincible, adjective
nonevincible, adjective
unevinced, adjective
unevincible, adjective
Synonyms
1. See display.
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  • He evinces no recognition that even though a field of study is obscure to him, it may nevertheless be significant or worthy.
  • She evinces a sound working knowledge of all the infighting and backbiting that accompanied both plagiarism scandals.
  • He evinces a blind spot for painting, with inert geometric canvases, but never a failure of nerve.
  • Age has weathered him, but a certain allure evinces itself.
  • Her conduct evinces an intent to seek unfair advantage with knowledge of the likely consequences.
  • The advisory jury's verdict plainly evinces prejudice against the wealthy.
  • Appellants' argument evinces a misunderstanding of the rule.
  • Section evinces a public policy favoring arbitration as a vehicle for dispute resolution.
British Dictionary definitions for evinces

evince

/ɪˈvɪns/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make evident; show (something, such as an emotion) clearly
Derived Forms
evincible, adjective
evincive, adjective
Usage note
Evince is sometimes wrongly used where evoke is meant: the proposal evoked (not evinced) a storm of protest
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēvincere to overcome; see evict
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Word Origin and History for evinces

evince

v.

c.1600, "disprove, confute," from French évincer "disprove, confute," from Latin evincere "conquer, elicit by argument, prove," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + vincere "overcome" (see victor).

Meaning "show clearly" is late 18c. Not clearly distinguished from evict until 18c. Related: Evinced; evinces; evincing.

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