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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  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. Elizabeth Warren:

    Let's be clear. Missing a name all by itself does not indicate that you do not understand what is going on.

  2. Colonel Stephen F. Jost:

    Our pilots are well-trained to fly the approaches in and out of there, and all of the facts at this point indicate that the pilot was talking to air traffic control as they normally do when the accident occurred, everything beyond that is subject to speculation.

  3. Simon Bailey:

    These figures are stark. They indicate the scale of child abuse police are dealing with.

  4. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann:

    We are aware of the claim of responsibility by Islamic State, but...the investigation has not produced any evidence thus far that would indicate this young man was part of an Islamist network.

  5. Merced County:

    There is nothing to indicate this was anything other than a teenage boy who got upset with fellow classmates.

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