Definition of indicate
1a : to point out or point tob : to be a sign, symptom, or index of the high fever indicates a serious conditionc : 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 in a Sentence
Our records indicate a depth of 3,000 feet here.
The map indicates where the treasure is buried.
There is nothing to indicate that the two events are connected.
The size of his offer indicates that he is eager to buy the house.
The general used a long ruler to indicate on the map exactly where the troops would land.
We asked how to get to the rear entrance, and he indicated a path leading around the right side of the building.
Recent Examples of indicate from the Web
Gen. Stephen Townsend acknowledged days later that coalition aircraft bombed the school but said preliminary intelligence indicated the victims were IS militants occupying the building, not refugees.
Moles’ Facebook page is sprinkled with comments and photos indicating support for Trump.
Growth may come from the Asia-Pacific region, where research indicates SIR-Spheres may be more beneficial and have fewer side effects than conventional treatment in certain cases.
CNN later reported sources indicated Sessions and Kislyak may have met more than twice.
Mind you, even those yellow blocks don’t necessarily indicate that the House or Senate is hard at work.
But both Tizon’s essay and subsequent interviews with Pulido’s relatives indicate that Pulido agreed to go to the U.S. with the expectation of sending money back home.
The Safety Center’s summaries, while brief, incomplete, and exclusively focused on the Navy and Marine Corps, do not indicate specify one way or the other if a Leap Frog team member has been killed while skydiving.
In his scholarly certitude, Mr. Brzezinski sometimes showed a tendency to believe that any disagreement between theory and reality indicated some fault on the part of reality.
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Origin and Etymology of indicate
Latin indicatus, past participle of indicare, from in- + dicare to proclaim, dedicate — more at diction
First Known Use: 1541
INDICATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indicate for English Language Learners
: 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
INDICATE Defined for Kids
Definition of indicate for Students
1 : to point out or point to Indicate your neighborhood on the map.
2 : to state or express briefly He stepped back … and by so doing indicated that he had finished. — Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet The Spy
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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