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.

Wiktionary

  1. indicateverb

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

  2. indicateverb

    To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies

    Great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.

  3. indicateverb

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

  4. indicateverb

    To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To INDICATEverb

    Etymology: indico, Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indicateverb

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

  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

  3. Indicateverb

    to investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator

  4. 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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  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

  3. diacetin

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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. Kudret Ozersay:

    Initial findings indicate the object that caused the explosion was either an aircraft carrying explosives or a direct explosive (missile). The writings and signs on the debris will allow us to understand exactly what happened soon.

  2. Advocacy Director Dr. Courtney Radsch:

    Our sources indicate that they are both still in detention. We have not heard from them directly.

  3. Natasha Martin:

    The simulations indicate that if even 75 % of the population were tested per month, we would still be able to detect an outbreak before there were, say, about 15 detectable infections on campus.

  4. 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.

  5. Piers Mitchell:

    We were keen to study the latrine, in case there was evidence for parasite species that shouldn't be in the region, which would indicate the presence of travelers.

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