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Dictionary Definition

indicate

Verb

1 be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued" [syn: bespeak, betoken, point, signal]
2 indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents" [syn: point, show]
3 to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter" [ant: contraindicate]
4 give evidence of; "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work" [syn: argue]
5 suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine; "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases" [syn: suggest] [ant: contraindicate]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From Latin indicare, from in- + dicare, "to proclaim".

Verb

  1. To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
  2. To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.
  3. To signal in a vehicle the desire to turn right or left
  4. To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.

Derived terms

Translations

To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known
To show or manifest by symptoms
To signal in a vehicle the desire to turn right or left
To investigate the condition or power of
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Anagrams

Italian

Adjective

indicate p

Verb

indicate

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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