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English noun: evidence

1. evidence (cognition) your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

SamplesThe evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling.


Broader (hypernym)information

Narrower (hyponym)cogent evidence, disproof, falsification, lead, probable cause, proof, refutation, sign, symptom, track, trail

2. evidence (communication) an indication that makes something evident

SamplesHis trembling was evidence of his fear.

Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication

Narrower (hyponym)argument, attestation, clew, clue, cue, footprint evidence, identification, record, smoking gun, statement, testimonial, testimony

3. evidence (communication) (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved

Broader (hypernym)info, information

Narrower (hyponym)circumstantial evidence, corpus delicti, corroborating evidence, direct evidence, exhibit, hearsay evidence, indirect evidence, state's evidence, testimony

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

English verb: evidence

1. evidence (communication) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

SamplesHis high fever attested to his illness.
The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication.
This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness.

Synonymsattest, certify, demonstrate, manifest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bear witness, evidence, prove, show, testify

Narrower (hyponym)authenticate, condemn, notarise, notarize, reflect, reflect

Verb groupattest

2. evidence (communication) provide evidence for

SamplesThe blood test showed that he was the father.
Her behavior testified to her incompetence.

Synonymsbear witness, prove, show, testify

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)abduce, adduce, attest, certify, cite, demonstrate, evidence, manifest, presume

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. evidence (communication) give evidence

SamplesHe was telling on all his former colleague.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)inform

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