Definitions for indicateˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Indicate(v. t.)

    (Med.) To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants. Opposite of contraindicate.

  2. Origin: [L. indicatus, p. p. of indicare to indicate; pref. in- in + dicare to proclaim; akin to dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Indict, Indite.]

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

  4. Origin: [L. indicatus, p. p. of indicare to indicate; pref. in- in + dicare to proclaim; akin to dicere to say. See Diction, and cf. Indict, Indite.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indicate

    in′di-kāt, v.t. to point out: to show: to give as a ground for inferring.—adj. In′dicant, indicating.—n. that which indicates.—n. Indicā′tion, act of indicating: mark: token: symptom.—adj. Indic′ative, pointing out: giving intimation of: (gram.) applied to the mood of the verb which affirms or denies.—adv. Indic′atively.—n. In′dicātor, one who indicates: an instrument on a steam-engine to show the pressure.—adj. In′dicātory, showing. [L. indicāre, -ātumin, in, dicāre, to proclaim.]

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

Anagrams for indicate »

  1. actinide

  2. dianetic

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

  2. Attorney Paul Vlachos:

    There was nothing to indicate that something like this would occur.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Roadblocks sometimes merely indicate that you should come back later.

  4. Donny Schmit:

    I saw nothing that would indicate anything that he would take his own life.

  5. Charles Boberg of McGill University:

    Its regional characteristics indicate that it was acquired in North America.

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Translations for indicate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • دل, رمز, ذَكَرَArabic
  • andeuten, anzeigen, blinken, anweisenGerman
  • δείχνωGreek
  • indiki, montriEsperanto
  • señalizar, indicarSpanish
  • نشان می دهدPersian
  • näyttää, ilmaista, olla merkkinä, indikoida, osoittaa, viitata, vilkuttaaFinnish
  • indiquerFrench
  • 表示, 指摘, 指す, 示すJapanese
  • whakaatuMāori
  • aangeven, wijzen op, aanduiden, aanwijzenDutch
  • indicarPortuguese
  • указывать, указатьRussian
  • తెలియచేయు, తెలుపుTelugu
  • işâret etmek, göstermek, belirtmekTurkish

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