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Definitions and Synonyms of evidence | Another word for evidence | What is evidence?

Definition 1: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where evidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling

Synonyms for evidence in the sense of this definition

(evidence is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of evidence ) (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure

"a magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house"

(... is a kind of evidence ) any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

"if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"

(... is a kind of evidence ) any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence pointing to a possible solution

"the police are following a promising lead" "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"

(... is a kind of evidence ) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of evidence ) (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

"there were no signs of asphyxiation"

Definition 2: (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved - [noun denoting communication]

(evidence is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge

(... is a kind of evidence ) additional evidence or evidence of different kind that supports a proof already offered in a proceeding

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute

(... is a kind of evidence ) the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the body of a homicide victim)

(... is a kind of evidence ) a solemn statement made under oath

(... is a kind of evidence ) an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence

(evidence belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: an indication that makes something evident - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where evidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his trembling was evidence of his fear

(evidence is a kind of ...) something that serves to indicate or suggest

"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

(... is a kind of evidence ) indisputable evidence (especially of a crime)

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence that helps to solve a problem

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence in the form of footprints

"there was footprint evidence that he had been at the scene of the crime"

(... is a kind of evidence ) anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

(... is a kind of evidence ) something that serves as evidence

"his effort was testimony to his devotion"

(... is a kind of evidence ) a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"

(... is a kind of evidence ) the evidence by which something is attested

(... is a kind of evidence ) evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

Definition 4: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes - [verb of communication]

Samples where evidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His high fever attested to his illness
  • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
  • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

Synonyms for evidence in the sense of this definition

(evidence is a kind of ...) provide evidence for

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

(... is a kind of evidence ) establish the authenticity of something

(... is a kind of evidence ) give evidence of the quality of

"The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"

(... is a kind of evidence ) give evidence of a certain behavior

"His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"

(... is a kind of evidence ) authenticate as a notary

"We had to have the signature notarized"

(... is a kind of evidence ) demonstrate the guilt of (someone)

"Her strange behavior condemned her"

(evidence has a similar meaning as ...) establish or verify the usage of

"This word is not attested until 1993"

Definition 5: provide evidence for - [verb of communication]

Samples where evidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for evidence in the sense of this definition

(evidence is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of evidence ) provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

"His high fever attested to his illness" "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication" "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

(... is a kind of evidence ) constitute reasonable evidence for

"A restaurant bill presumes the consumption of food"

(... is a kind of evidence ) advance evidence for

(evidence belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: give evidence - [verb of communication]

Samples where evidence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was telling on all his former colleague

Synonyms for evidence in the sense of this definition

(evidence is a kind of ...) act as an informer

"She had informed on her own parents for years"

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