indicate


in·di·cate

verb \ˈin-də-ˌkāt\

: to show (something) : to show that (something) exists or is true

: to direct attention to (someone or something) usually by pointing

: to show or suggest that (something) is needed

in·di·cat·edin·di·cat·ing

Full Definition of INDICATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to point out or point to
b :  to be a sign, symptom, or index of <the high fever indicates a serious condition>
c :  to demonstrate or suggest the necessity or advisability of <indicated the need for a new school> <the indicated treatment>
2
:  to state or express briefly <indicated a desire to cooperate>

Examples of INDICATE

  1. Our records indicate a depth of 3,000 feet here.
  2. The map indicates where the treasure is buried.
  3. There is nothing to indicate that the two events are connected.
  4. The size of his offer indicates that he is eager to buy the house.
  5. The general used a long ruler to indicate on the map exactly where the troops would land.
  6. We asked how to get to the rear entrance, and he indicated a path leading around the right side of the building.

Origin of INDICATE

Latin indicatus, past participle of indicare, from in- + dicare to proclaim, dedicate — more at diction
First Known Use: 1541

Rhymes with INDICATE

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in·di·cate

transitive verb \ˈin-də-ˌkāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
in·di·cat·edin·di·cat·ing

Medical Definition of INDICATE

1
: to be a fairly certain symptom of : show the presence or existence of <the high fever indicates a serious condition>
2
: to call for especially as treatment for a particular condition <radical surgery is often indicated in advanced cancer>

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