- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Means of provingNouns1. evidence, facts, premises, data, grounds, demonstration, confirmation, corroboration, support, ratification, authentication, acknowledgment, proof; state's, king's, queen's, oral, documentary, hearsay, external, extrinsic, internal, intrinsic, circumstantial, ex parte, presumptive, collateral, or constructive evidence; clue; control. See lawsuit, truth.2. testimony, attestation, declaration, deposition, [sworn] statement, affirmation; examination; exhibit.3. (written evidence) citation, reference, authority, warrant, credential, testimonial; diploma, voucher, affidavit, certificate, indication; record, document; signature, seal, identification. See promise.4. physical evidence, proof, demonstration. Informal, smoking gun.5. witness, indicator, eyewitness, deponent, sponsor, [innocent] bystander, testifier, attestor, onlooker.Verbs1. evidence, evince, manifest, display, exhibit, show; betoken, tell of, indicate, denote, imply, argue, bespeak; have or carry weight, tell, speak volumes, speak for itself; hold up.2. rest or depend upon; bear witness, give evidence, testify, depose, witness, vouch for; sign, seal, set one's hand and seal, certify, attest, acknowledge. Informal, make out.3. confirm, ratify, corroborate, support, bear out, uphold, warrant, establish, authenticate, prove, cite chapter and verse, substantiate, verify, validate, demonstrate, lend or give color to; beg the question. Informal, see the color of one's money.4. (present evidence) adduce, attest, cite, quote, refer, bring into court; produce witnesses; collect evidence, examine, make out a case; have or get the goods on one.Adjectives — evidential, documentary; indicative, indicatory, deducible; grounded on, founded on, based on, corroborative, confirmatory; supportive, authentic, conclusive; circumstantial, by inference, according to, a fortiori, prima facie.Phrases — facts are stubborn things.Quotations — If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it just may be a duck (Walter Reuther).II(Roget's IV) n.Syn. testimony, data, confirmation, proof, sign, mark, indication, grounds for belief, ammunition*; see also confirmation 1 , proof 1 , sign 1 .• in evidence,Syn. evident, visible, manifest; see obvious 1 , 2 .See Synonym Study at proof .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.proof, substantiation, confirmation, documentation, corroboration, testimony, support, verification, indication, grounds, *smoking gun, clue.WORD FIND• hiding of: suppression of evidence• inconclusive, indirect or inferred: circumstantial evidence• physical evidence displayed in court: exhibit• what someone other than the witness has said: hearsayIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. That which confirms: attestation, authentication, confirmation, corroboration, demonstration, proof, substantiation, testament, testimonial, testimony, validation, verification, warrant. See TRUE. 2. Something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else: badge, index, indication, indicator, manifestation, mark, note, sign, signification, stamp, symptom, token, witness. See SHOW. II verb 1. To make manifest or apparent: demonstrate, display, evince, exhibit, manifest, proclaim, reveal, show. See SHOW. 2. To establish as true or genuine: authenticate, bear out, confirm, corroborate, demonstrate, endorse, establish, prove, show, substantiate, validate, verify. See SHOW, SUPPORT. 3. To assure the certainty or validity of: attest, authenticate, back (up), bear out, confirm, corroborate, justify, substantiate, testify (to), validate, verify, warrant. See SUPPORT, TRUE.
English dictionary for students. 2013.