evident Definition

clearly seen or understood; obvious.

Using evident: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "evident" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It was evident that she was upset.

  • Example

    The success of the project was evident from the positive feedback.

  • Example

    The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident.

  • Example

    His lack of experience was evident in his performance.

evident Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for evident

Phrases with evident

  • self-evident

    clearly true and requiring no explanation or justification


    It is self-evident that all humans are equal.

  • able to be seen or understood from a particular fact or situation


    It was evident from his tone that he was angry.

  • to reveal or make something clear


    The data made evident the need for further research.

Origins of evident

from Latin 'evidentem', meaning 'obvious, apparent'


Summary: evident in Brief

The term 'evident' [ˈɛvɪdənt] refers to something that is clearly seen or understood, and is often used to describe something that is obvious. It can be used to describe a wide range of situations, from someone's emotional state to the effects of climate change. The phrase 'self-evident' means something that is clearly true and requires no explanation, while 'evident from' describes something that can be seen or understood from a particular fact or situation.

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