verb1 : to constitute outward evidence of 2 : to display clearly : reveal
Melanie evinced an interest in art at an early age, so no one was surprised when she grew up to be an award-winning illustrator.
“You have to make it easy for your customer to buy—as evinced by another example from my trip through Italy.” — Dorie Clark, Forbes, May 27, 2014
Did you know?
Let us conquer any uncertainty you may have about the history of “evince.” It derives from Latin “evincere,” meaning “to vanquish” or “to win a point,” and can be further traced to “vincere,” Latin for “to conquer.” In the early 1600s, “evince” was sometimes used in the senses “to subdue” or “to convict of error,” meanings evincing the influence of its Latin ancestors. It was also sometimes used as a synonym of its cousin “convince,” but that sense is now obsolete. One early meaning, “to constitute evidence of,” has hung on, however, and in the 1800s it was joined by another sense, “to reveal.”