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Meaning & Definition of Indicate in English

English

Indicate

/ɪndəket/

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • bespeak
  • ,
  • betoken
  • ,
  • indicate
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • signal

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • indicate
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • designate
  • ,
  • show

3. To state or express briefly

  • "Indicated his wishes in a letter"
    synonym:
  • indicate

4. Give evidence of

  • "The evidence argues for your claim"
  • "The results indicate the need for more work"
    synonym:
  • argue
  • ,
  • indicate

5. Suggest the necessity of an intervention

  • In medicine
  • "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"
    synonym:
  • indicate
  • ,
  • suggest

Examples of using

Cranes flying low indicate warm weather.
Is it possible to indicate a date on which a language came into life? "What a question!" you will be inclined to say. And yet such a date exists: the 26th of July, the Day of Esperanto. On this day in 1887 appeared in Warsaw a booklet by Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof about the "International Language".
Tone of voice can indicate feelings.