Evidence - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈevɪdəns|  American pronunciation of the word evidence
Brit.  |ˈɛvɪd(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word evidence

noun

- your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief(syn: grounds)
- an indication that makes something evident
- (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

verb

- provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes (syn: attest, certify, demonstrate, manifest)
- provide evidence for (syn: prove, show, testify)
- give evidence (syn: tell)

Examples

There is no evidence that these devices actually work.

He has been unable to find evidence to support his theory.

Investigators could find no evidence linking him to the crime.

The jury had a great deal of evidence to sort through before reaching a verdict.

There is not a scrap of evidence in her favor.

Anything you say may be used as evidence against you.

Evidence cannot be hidden.

The plain evidence of facts is superior to all declarations.

His behaviour abundantly evidences it.

I invoke Heaven and men to evidence my truth.

At present we have no evidence of life on other planets.

There is no evidence for these claims.

Do you have evidence that this treatment works?

They had failed to provide evidence of sufficient financial backing.

There is now clear evidence that these chemicals are damaging the environment.

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