What does indicate mean?

Definitions for indicate
ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪtin·di·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. indicateverb

    to state or express briefly

    "indicated his wishes in a letter"

  4. argue, indicateverb

    give evidence of

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

  5. indicate, suggestverb

    suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

    "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"

GCIDE

  1. Indicateverb

    (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. indicateverb

    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. indicateverb

    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. indicateverb

    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. indicateverb

    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. Indicateverb

    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. Indicateverb

    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. Indicateverb

    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  

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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. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden:

    We believe that we have evidence at this point to indicate that it was a publicity stunt done with the hopes of marketing themselves, or better marketing themselves, for a reality television show at some point in the future, clearly, we were manipulated by the family. And the media was manipulated by the family.

  2. Katie Waldman:

    While we do not have official numbers to report at this time, current trends indicate enforcement efforts against single adults entering illegally have been hugely successful, however, the removal of actual family units, or those posing as family units, has been made virtually impossible by congressional inaction -- which will most likely result in record numbers of families arriving illegally in the United States this year.

  3. Mitch Mortvedt:

    That's the only thing that we have come up with at this point, you know, we have nothing to indicate, at this time, that there was anything to do with human trafficking in Xavior's disappearance.

  4. Rob Carnell:

    We suspect that drawing a recession conclusion from such data is not warranted until the 3M-10Y yield curve is inverted by a substantial amount, just inverted as today's markets indicate, doesn't do it for me.

  5. Josh Earnest:

    There is evidence to indicate that we have seen destructive activity with malicious intent that was initiated by a sophisticated actor, and it is being treated by those investigative agencies both at the The FBI and the Department of Justice as seriously as you would expect.

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