n 1: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to
base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung
cancer is very compelling" [syn: grounds
2: an indication that makes something evident; "his trembling
was evidence of his fear"
3: (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact
whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is
established or disproved
v 1: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; "His high fever
attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome
manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"
2: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the
father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
, bear witness
3: give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"