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
A Wednesday news release from Samsung indicates that it's solved those problems and that Bixby will be able to do some fairly complicated tasks.
A search of state court records indicates that National Collegiate’s trusts have filed at least 600 lawsuits in New York in recent years.
There was another sign indicating the temporary lane closure at mile marker 218.3.
Although only one concentration of insecticide was added to the tanks, the model indicated that lower concentrations in ponds would still have substantial impacts on parasite transmission.
But, as Mifsud indicated, many players spent that money on for-profit schools, which offered the academic flexibility appealing to professional athletes.
The Signs The American flag is flown to indicate the tower is occupied.
Early signs indicate some of the races are also drawing big money.
But cast members Kate McKinnon (a winner last year), Leslie Jones, and Vanessa Bayer, who just left the series, were all nominated in the supporting actress category, which indicates that something about S.N.L. really clicked for voters this year.
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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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