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Evidence vs evince

Evidence is a noun used for objects, persons, or even speech that give proof something else is real or valid. Evidence is a common term in courts of law. One must have it to prove a person’s guilt or innocence, or even the existence of a crime.

For something to be in evidence, the item could be submitted to a court of law, or simply that the object is plainly seen or observed.

Evidence may also be used as a verb when you offer to prove something with evidence, or you make something plainly seen or known.


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Evince is a synonym for evidence only in the definition of a verb which means to make something known or clear.

Evince  is sometimes seen in its adjectival form evincible.

Examples

At the time, he promised to unseal all evidence presented to the grand jury that decided not to indict a police officer, who is white, in the fatal shooting of Brown, who was black. [International Business Times]

Evidencing his exceptional musical diversity with a number of impressive albums as a solo artist and also as lead member of rock group The Police, the ubiquitous radio hits racked up by Sting over the course of his 30-plus-year career thus far are staggering to consider – “Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne”, “Message In A Bottle”, “Fields Of Gold” and many more among them. [Broadway World]

During that meeting, a court order was issued for the purging of 500 bicycles stored in evidence for which all statutes of limitations had expired. [WGNO]

The popularity of the University of Maine men’s hockey team was in evidence with another big crowd at the Cross Insurance Arena Saturday night. [Bangor Daily News]

Educational institutions across the city plan to make hay while the sun shines as they evince interest in implementing the solar rooftop project of the Bangalore Electricity Company (Bescom) Limited. [The Hindu]

It is evincible that the said direction has been issued without any deliberation and being oblivious of the principle that the courts on very rare occasion, in exercise of powers of judicial review, would interfere with a policy decision. [Odisha Sun Times]

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