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
CDC data indicate that overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and that prescription opioids now account for half of all opioid-overdose deaths.
Presumably, the White House has solid intelligence indicating an imminent chemical attack.
RUSSIA A study of animal bones collected from the Berelyokh site in the Siberian republic of Sakha indicates that mammoths may have suffered from human diseases, including osteoporosis, a possible factor in their extinction.
The series of 18 badges, which is expected to roll out in September 2018, will be given to Scouts to indicate their mastery and leadership in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
The acquittal of the police officer in the murder of Philando Castile indicates the trial maybe over.
A review of Solomon’s published work over the past four years indicated Azima never appeared by name in the newspaper.
This individual was roughly elephant-sized, relatively small for a Camarasaurus, but the microscopic details of its bone structure indicate this was a mature animal.
Studies have also indicated various brain regions as playing a role in ASD, and that these areas may fluctuate in size compared with brains of kids without ASD, but the work is still inconclusive.
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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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