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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.


Synonymsgrounds


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.


Synonymstell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)inform









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