evidence


evidence
noun
ADJECTIVE
abundant, ample, considerable, extensive, plentiful, significant, substantial, sufficient, widespread

There is ample evidence that the world is getting hotter.

growing, increasing, mounting
clear, compelling, conclusive, convincing, decisive, definitive, good, hard, incontrovertible, irrefutable, overwhelming, persuasive, positive, powerful, solid, striking, strong, unambiguous, unequivocal
adequate
flimsy, inadequate, insufficient, limited, little, scant
concrete, direct, firm, first-hand, objective, physical, tangible

The figures provide concrete evidence of the bank's claim.

credible

We found no credible evidence to support this allegation.

indirect
available, current, present

Available evidence points to pilot error as the cause of the crash.

additional, fresh, further, more, new
crucial, important, valuable, vital

They accused the prosecution of withholding crucial evidence.

prima facie (law)

I'll accept this as prima facie evidence that there might be a problem.

corroborating, corroborative, supporting

They convicted the wrong man on the basis of a signed confession with no corroborative evidence.

conflicting

Another team of scientists has come up with conflicting evidence.

damning, incriminating

The scandal is damning evidence of the government's contempt for democracy.

anecdotal, circumstantial, material

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence to suggest that crime is beginning to rise.

There was a mass of circumstantial evidence linking Watson to the murder.

documentary, observational, photographic, statistical, textual, video (esp. BrE), visible, visual

The court was shown photographic evidence.

archaeological, empirical, factual, formal, historical
clinical, DNA, experimental, forensic, medical, scientific
false

She admitted giving false evidence to the court.

… OF EVIDENCE
piece
scrap

She mulled over these scraps of evidence.

body, mass

A body of evidence emerged suggesting that smoking tobacco caused serious diseases.

VERB + EVIDENCE
have

We do not have the evidence to prove these claims.

look for, search for
accumulate, collect, come across, come up with, discover, find, gather, obtain, produce, uncover

Scientists have found fresh evidence to suggest that a huge explosion led to the extinction.

offer (sb), provide (sb with), show (sb)

The tapes provided evidence of her intentions.

give, present (sb with), reveal

She was hoping she would not have to give evidence in court.

see

He says he's been working hard, but I haven't seen any evidence of it.

consider, examine, study
evaluate, weigh

They will weigh this evidence and come to a rational conclusion.

review
cite (sth as)

The team cited evidence from a recent earthquake to back up their idea.

The rise in crime is often cited as evidence of a general breakdown of authority.

submit, use sth in

The police officer took a statement which was later used in evidence.

hear

We must wait to hear his evidence before we make any judgement.

admit, allow

The judge can decide whether to admit or exclude evidence.

exclude
destroy

Prosecutors say they destroyed evidence related to the case.

EVIDENCE + VERB
exist
come to light, emerge
accumulate, grow, mount

Evidence is accumulating that a defective gene may be responsible for this disease.

confirm sth, demonstrate sth, establish sth, indicate sth, point to sth, prove sth, reveal sth, show sth, suggest sth, support sth

The evidence pointed to the existence of an international smuggling network.

be based on sth, be derived from sth, come from sth

evidence of growing poverty based on extensive surveys

contradict sth

No new evidence has contradicted this research.

implicate sb/sth, link sb/sth

evidence linking her to the crime

PREPOSITION
as evidence

He cited Australia's success as evidence for his theory.

in evidence

A photo of the victim's injuries was produced in evidence.

on … evidence

On present evidence the team will be lucky to make the final.

on the evidence of

On the evidence of his latest exhibition, Miller is an artist who is past his best.

evidence about, evidence concerning, evidence regarding, evidence relating to

The team have been collecting evidence about war crimes.

evidence against

The woman went to court to give evidence against her attacker.

evidence for

What evidence do you have for that claim?

evidence from

evidence from historical documents

evidence of

Scientists are looking for evidence of life on other planets.

evidence on

The first chapter reviews the evidence on how children learn language.

PHRASES
to be in evidence

a trend that has been much in evidence in recent years

in the face of evidence, in the teeth of evidence

The company denies, in the face of overwhelming evidence, that smoking causes cancer.

in the light of evidence

In the light of new evidence, a new enquiry into the crash is likely to take place.

lack of evidence

The kidnapping charge was dropped because of lack of evidence.

not a scrap of evidence, not a shred of evidence

He made the accusations without a shred of evidence to back them up.


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  • Evidence — Ev i*dence, n. [F. [ e]vidence, L. Evidentia. See {Evident}.] 1. That which makes evident or manifest; that which furnishes, or tends to furnish, proof; any mode of proof; the ground of belief or judgement; as, the evidence of our senses;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evidence — ev‧i‧dence [ˈevdns] noun [uncountable] LAW information or facts given in a court of law to prove that someone is guilty: • He refused to give evidence at the trial. * * * evidence UK US /ˈevɪdəns/ noun [U] LAW ► objects, documents, official… …   Financial and business terms

  • Evidence — Основная информация Полное имя …   Википедия

  • evidence — n Evidence, testimony, deposition, affidavit are, in their legal senses, closely related but not synonymous terms. The last three designate forms of evidence, or material submitted to a competent legal tribunal as a means of ascertaining where… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • evidence — ► NOUN 1) information or signs indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. 2) Law information used to establish facts in a legal investigation or admissible as testimony in a law court. ► VERB ▪ be or show evidence of. ● in… …   English terms dictionary

  • evidence — Evidence. s. f. Qualité de ce qui est évident. Cela paroist avec évidence. l évidence d une proposition, d une verité, d une fausseté. On dit, Mettre en évidence, pour dire, Faire connoistre clairement, manifestement …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Evidence — (* 10. Dezember 1976 in Los Angeles, Kalifornien; bürgerlich Michael Perretta) ist ein US amerikanischer Rapper und Hip Hop Produzent. Er ist Mitglied der Gruppe Dilated Peoples …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • evidence — [ev′ə dəns, ev′ədens΄] n. [ME < OFr < L evidentia < evidens, clear, evident < e , from + videns, prp. of videre, to see: see WISE2] 1. Archaic the condition of being evident 2. something that makes another thing evident; indication;… …   English World dictionary

  • Evidence — Ev i*dence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evidenced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Evidencing}.] To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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