the effort they evince


Senior Member
German - Austria

Can anyone please tell me if the word "evince" is an idiomatic verb for the noun effort.

"In contrast to socialism, capitalism enables people to experience a direct relationship
between the effort they evince and the results/reward they receive."

Or would it be better to write:
- the effort they make
- the effort they show
- the effort they [else]

  • Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    "Evince" does not seem appropriate here. "Evince" concerns appearances, whereas the sentence appears to be talking about a link between the effort people know they have put into something and the reward they receive, whether the effort is evident to others or not.
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