1 proof, ground(s), fact(s), data, basis, support, verification, attestation, affirmation, confirmation, validation, corroboration, substantiation, documentation, certification:
Have we enough evidence to convict the suspects?
2 testimony, statement, deposition, affidavit, averment, assertion:
The prosecution will present its evidence tomorrow.
3 indication, sign, mark, token, manifestation, demonstration, hint, suggestion, clue, trace, smoking gun:
There is evidence that there are mice in the house.
4 demonstrate, show, display, manifest, signify, exhibit, reveal, denote, attest, prove, evince, testify, (bear) witness:
The destruction of the forests is evidenced by the open plains.
abundant, ample, considerable, extensive, plentiful, substantial, widespread | growing | clear, compelling, conclusive,
convincing, decisive, good, hard, incontrovertible,
irrefutable, overwhelming, persuasive, positive, powerful, solid, striking, strong, unambiguous, unequivocal |
adequate | flimsy, inadequate,
insufficient, scant | concrete, direct, firm, first-hand, objective, tangible
The figures provide concrete evidence of the bank's claim to provide the best service.
| indirect | available, current, present
Available evidence points to pilot error as the cause of the crash.
| fresh, further, more, new | crucial, important, valuable, vital
The defence accused the prosecution of withholding crucial evidence.
They convicted the wrong man on the basis of a signed confession with no corroborative evidence.
Another team of scientists has come up with conflicting evidence.
The scandal is damning evidence of the government's contempt for democracy.
| anecdotal, archaeological, circumstantial, documentary, empirical, experimental, factual, forensic, formal, historical, material, medical, photographic, scientific, statistical, video, visible, visual
There was a mass of circumstantial evidence linking Watson to the murder.
She admitted giving false evidence to the court.
piece | body, mass
A body of evidence emerged suggesting that smoking tobacco caused serious diseases.
VERB + EVIDENCE
We do not have the evidence to prove these claims.
| look for, search for | accumulate, collect, come up with, find, gather, obtain, produce
Scientists have found fresh evidence to suggest that a huge explosion led to the death of the dinosaurs.
| offer (sb), provide (sb with), show (sb)
The tapes provided evidence of her intentions.
| give, present (sb with)
She was hoping she would not have to give evidence in court. | seeHe says he's been working hard, but I haven't seen any evidence of it.
| consider, examine, study | 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.
| use sth in
The police officer took a statement which was later used in evidence.
We must wait to hear his evidence before we make any judgement.
| admit, allow
The judge can decide whether to admit or exclude evidence.
EVIDENCE + VERB
exist | come to light, emerge | accumulate, grow
Evidence is accumulating that a defective gene may be responsible for this disease.
| confirm sth, demonstrate sth, establish sth, point to 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
| implicate sb/sth, link sb/sth
evidence linking her to the crime
He cited Australia's sporting success as evidence for his theory.
| in ~
A photo of the victim's injuries was produced in evidence.
| on … ~
On present evidence the team will be lucky to make the final.
| on the ~ of
On the evidence of his latest exhibition, Miller is an artist who is past his best.
| ~ about, ~ concerning, ~ regarding, ~ relating to
The team have been collecting evidence about war crimes.
| ~ against
The woman went to court to give evidence against her attacker.
| ~ for
What evidence do you have for that claim?
| ~ of
Archaeologists found evidence of a rich and varied culture at the settlement.
| ~ on
The first chapter reviews the evidence on how children learn language.
in the face/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/shred of evidence
He made the accusations without a shred of evidence to back them up.
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