Meaning of “evident” in the English Dictionary

"evident" in British English

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uk /ˈev.ɪ.dənt/ us /ˈev.ə.dənt/

B2 easily seen or understood:

The full extent of the damage only became evident the following morning.
From the smell it was evident that the drains had been blocked for several days.
Harry's courage during his illness was evident to everyone.
Her love for him was evident in all that she did.
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  • Her sophistication is evident from the way she dresses.
  • It became evident during the interview that he was not suitable for the job.
  • You've made your feelings quite evident, thank you, sir.
  • It's perfectly evident from her change in behaviour that she's not happy at school.
  • The reason is for the council's decision is quite evident, isn't it?

(Definition of “evident” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"evident" in American English

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us /ˈev·ɪ·dənt/

easily seen or understood; obvious:

It quickly became evident that someone had broken in.
Twain’s interest in Adam is evident in all his work.
adverb us /ˈev·ɪ·dənt·li/

I thought she’d want to see me. Evidently, she doesn’t.

(Definition of “evident” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)