evidence ( evidences 3rd person present) ( evidencing present participle) ( evidenced past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Evidence is anything that you see, experience, read, or are told that causes you to believe that something is true or has really happened.
oft N of/for n, N that, N to-inf
Ganley said he'd seen no evidence of widespread fraud..., There is a lot of evidence that stress is partly responsible for disease...
2 n-uncount Evidence is the information which is used in a court of law to try to prove something. Evidence is obtained from documents, objects, or witnesses. (LEGAL) oft N against n
The evidence against him was purely circumstantial., ...enough evidence for a successful prosecution.
3 If you give evidence in a court of law or an official enquiry, you officially say what you know about people or events, or describe an occasion at which you were present.
give evidence phrase V inflects
The forensic scientists who carried out the original tests will be called to give evidence...
4 verb If a particular feeling, ability, or attitude is evidencedby something or someone, it is seen or felt.
FORMAL He's wise in other ways too, as evidenced by his reason for switching from tennis to golf... be V-ed by n
She was not calculating and evidenced no specific interest in money. V n
5 If someone or something is in evidence, they are present and can be clearly seen.
be in evidence phrase V inflects
Few soldiers were in evidence...
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