verb (used with object), in·di·cat·ed, in·di·cat·ing.
- (of symptoms) to point out (a particular remedy, treatment, etc.) as suitable or necessary.
- to show the presence of (a condition, infection, etc.).
Origin of indicate
Examples from the Web for indicate
In general, comas are a negative prognostic factor and indicate severe damage.Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury|Jean Kim|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Propagators: Who has been retweeting and spreading the story, given the retweets often indicate agreement?TRAILS: The Tool That Tracks Truth and Lies On Twitter|Brandy Zadrozny|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was nothing to indicate this is where I was going to end up.
Further, as Grimes shouts “pull,” to indicate the release of the clay target, she closes one eye.Alison Lundergan Grimes’s New TV Ad Is One Big Gun Gaffe|Tim Mak|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He did not indicate whether administration officials said if any decision on strikes had been made.
He thought it might indicate the presence of the Major, or of Indians, but he did not mention the matter to any of us.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
There was nothing—absolutely nothing—to indicate that the depth charge had carried out its pre-ordained mission.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
To insist upon the power of heredity was once considered to indicate a fatalistic pessimism.The Task of Social Hygiene|Havelock Ellis
Finding his countenance to indicate youth and benevolence, I accosted him as he approached.The Citizen-Soldier|John Beatty
This jasper-ware was used in many ways, as the following list will indicate.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876|Charles Wyllys Elliott
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Word Origin for indicate
Word Origin and History for indicate
1650s, back-formation from indication, or else from Latin indicatus, past participle of indicare "to point out, show, indicate, declare" (see indication). Related: Indicated; indicating.