Definitions for indicate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word indicate.
bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signalverb
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, showverb
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"
(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.
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.
Etymology: From indicatus, past participle of indicare, from in + dicare; see diction. Compare index.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: indico, Latin.
To indicate is to point out, show, demonstrate, or signal something. It can refer to providing a sign, evidence, or a hint that suggests or makes something clear. It can also refer to directing attention towards a specific direction or route.
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
Etymology: [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
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, -ātum—in, in, dicāre, to proclaim.]
The data and science did indicate that all is well and we can all go to work and live as we choose to with freedom.
Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020
To signal in a vehicle the intent to turn right or left.
The drivers indicate accurately which direction they are taking.
Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020
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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
The numerical value of indicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of indicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
There's really not any new information in this guidance... we don't have any evidence the business is falling. In fact, our checks indicate the business momentum is just fine - they're just choosing to guide conservatively.
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
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- تشير, دل, ذَكَرَ, رمزArabic
- anzeigen, anweisen, blinken, andeutenGerman
- montri, indikiEsperanto
- indicar, señalizarSpanish
- نشان می دهدPersian
- ilmaista, viitata, olla merkkinä, osoittaa, näyttää, vilkuttaa, indikoidaFinnish
- 指摘, 指す, 示す, 表示Japanese
- aanwijzen, aanduiden, wijzen op, aangevenDutch
- указывать, указатьRussian
- తెలుపు, తెలియచేయుTelugu
- belirtmek, göstermek, işâret etmekTurkish
- biểu lộVietnamese
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