1. [ noun ] your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
Synonyms: grounds

"the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

Related terms: information proof symptom lead sign disproof probable_cause testify
2. [ noun ] an indication that makes something evident

"his trembling was evidence of his fear"

Related terms: indication record argument identification clue testimony footprint_evidence smoking_gun attestation testify
3. [ verb ] provide evidence for; stand as proof of
Synonyms: manifest certify demonstrate attest

"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"

Related terms: testify authenticate condemn notarize reflect reflect attest documentation attestation
4. [ noun ] (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
Related terms: information testimony exhibit corpus_delicti direct_evidence corroborating_evidence state's_evidence circumstantial_evidence hearsay_evidence law
5. [ verb ] provide evidence for
Synonyms: show prove bear_witness testify

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Related terms: inform attest adduce presume law testimony testimony
6. [ verb ] give evidence
Synonyms: tell demonstrate ascertain

"he was telling on all his former colleague"

Related terms: confirm inform recognize
Similar spelling:   evidenced