What does indicate mean?

Definitions for indicate
ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪtin·di·cate

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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.

    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.]

Wiktionary

  1. indicate(Verb)

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

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

  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.

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

  3. indicate(Verb)

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

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

  4. indicate(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indicate(verb)

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  3. Indicate(verb)

    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

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. indicate

    To show.

    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  
  2. indicate

    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  

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

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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

Examples of indicate in a Sentence

  1. Mohamed Apandi Ali:

    These alleged charge papers therefore indicate that there is a conspiracy to topple a serving Prime Minister by criminalizing him, and that the methods include doctoring and criminal leakage.

  2. Peter Kucik:

    I suspect the changes that get announced all drive at the same end goal: which is to promote and make easier the trade and business relationships between the two countries and encourage continued reform while minding concerns, the details will really indicate where the principal areas of remaining concern are but broadly speaking they are going to be aligned with what we've seen so far.

  3. Aaron Packman:

    New information on COVID-19 indicates that the virus infects the human GI tract and is excreted into sewage. Our assessments indicate that there is a risk of waterborne transmission of the coronavirus, disinfection will kill the virus in water, but we should carefully examine our wastewater systems to ensure that there is minimal public exposure to untreated wastewater.

  4. Lisa Kaltenegger:

    We don't know how many planets TESS will find around the hundreds of stars in our catalog or whether they will be habitable, but the odds are in our favor. Some studies indicate that there are many rocky planets in the habitable zone of cool stars, like the ones in our catalog. We're excited to see what worlds we'll find.

  5. Charamporn Jotikasthira:

    A significant safety concern does not necessarily indicate a particular safety deficiency in the air navigation service providers, airlines (air operators), aircraft or aerodrome; but, rather, indicates that the State is not providing sufficient safety oversight to ensure the effective implementation of applicable ICAO Standards.

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