Definitions for indicateˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•di•cateˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt(v.t.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to be a sign of; betoken:
Snow indicates winter.
to point out or point to:
to indicate a place on a map.
to demonstrate the conditions of.
to express minimally:
indicated his disapproval with a frown.
to show or suggest the suitability or necessity of:
The facts indicate a need for action.
Origin of indicate:
1645–55; < L indicātus, ptp. of indicāre to point, make known, v. der. of indexindex
bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal(verb)
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"
indicate, point, designate, show(verb)
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"
to state or express briefly
"indicated his wishes in a letter"
give evidence of
"The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"
suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
"Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to show or prove
The report indicates that violent crime is increasing.; a blood test to indicate whether or not you have the virus
to say or do sth to communicate or draw attention to sth
With a nod of the head he indicated his intention to leave.; Check the boxes to indicate your choices.
to use the indicator to signal which way you are going to turn in a vehicle
Don't for get to indicate.; She indicated left/right.
To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies
Great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.
To signal in a vehicle the desire to turn right or left
To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.
Origin: From indicatus, past participle of indicare, from in + dicare; see diction. Compare index.
to point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known
to show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants
to investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'indicate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2483
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'indicate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3272
Rank popularity for the word 'indicate' in Verbs Frequency: #179
Translations for indicate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to point out or show
We can paint an arrow here to indicate the right path.
- يُشيرُ، يَدُلُّ علىArabic
- indicarPortuguese (BR)
- vise; indikereDanish
- δείχνω, υποδεικνύω, δηλώνωGreek
- نشان دادنFarsi
- לְהַצבִּיע עַל-Hebrew
- इंगित करनाHindi
- pokazati, pokazivatiCroatian
- jelez, mutatHungarian
- gefa til kynnaIcelandic
- norādīt; parādītLatvian
- vise, angi, markereNorwegian
- نشان دادنPersian
- a indicaRomanian
- указывать, обозначатьRussian
- ange, visaSwedish
- göstermek, işaret etmekTurkish
- 指出Chinese (Trad.)
- вказувати, позначатиUkrainian
- نشان دہی کرناUrdu
- chỉ raVietnamese
- 指出Chinese (Simp.)
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