The verb evince means to show or express clearly; to make plain. Evidence can evince the innocence of the accused, and tears can evince the grief of the mourning.

Evince is a rather formal word that reveals the presence of something hidden — usually a feeling. So, if you are happy, your smile might evince your happiness. And if you are angry, the skull and crossbones on your tee shirt might evince your anger. Evincing is about expressing. If you are keeping your feelings inside, there's not a lot of evincing going on.

Definitions of evince

v give expression to

express, show
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express through a scornful smile
connote, imply
express or state indirectly
burst out
give sudden release to an expression
evoke, paint a picture, suggest
call to mind
suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
manifest or show
make apparent by one's mood or behavior
give vent, vent, ventilate
give expression or utterance to
articulate, formulate, give voice, phrase, word
put into words or an expression
accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress
to stress, single out as important
express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
express with a beaming face or smile
express with a smile
background, downplay, play down
understate the importance or quality of
bring out, set off
direct attention to, as if by means of contrast
presuppose, suppose
require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
direct or put; seek an answer to
re-emphasise, re-emphasize
emphasize anew
bear down
pay special attention to
rip out
burst out with a violent or profane utterance
intimate, suggest
imply as a possibility
connote, predicate
involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
lexicalise, lexicalize
make or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language
dogmatise, dogmatize
state as a dogma
formularise, formularize
express as a formula
cast, couch, frame, put, redact
formulate in a particular style or language
emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
point up
emphasize, especially by identification
drive home, press home, ram home
make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something
emphasise, emphasize, underline, underscore
give extra weight to (a communication)
reek, smack, smell
have an element suggestive (of something)
imply, incriminate, inculpate
suggest that someone is guilty
Type of:
make known; pass on, of information

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