Definitions for indicateˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•di•cateˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt(v.t.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. to be a sign of; betoken:

    Snow indicates winter.

  2. to point out or point to:

    to indicate a place on a map.

  3. to demonstrate the conditions of.

  4. to express minimally:

    indicated his disapproval with a frown.

  5. 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

in′di•cat`a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. indicate(verb)

    to state or express briefly

    "indicated his wishes in a letter"

  4. argue, indicate(verb)

    give evidence of

    "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"

  5. indicate, suggest(verb)

    suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

    "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. indicate(verb)ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt

    to show or prove

    The report indicates that violent crime is increasing.; a blood test to indicate whether or not you have the virus

  2. indicateˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt

    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.

  3. indicateˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. indicate(Verb)

    To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.

  2. indicate(Verb)

    To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies

    Great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.

  3. indicate(Verb)

    To signal in a vehicle the desire to turn right or left

  4. indicate(Verb)

    To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.

  5. Origin: From indicatus, past participle of indicare, from in + dicare; see diction. Compare index.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indicate(verb)

    to point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known

  2. Indicate(verb)

    to show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants

  3. Indicate(verb)

    to investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indicate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2483

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indicate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3272

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indicate' in Verbs Frequency: #179


Translations for indicate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

indicate(verb)

to point out or show

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