[ in-di-keyt ]
/ 藞瑟n d瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路di路cat路ed, in路di路cat路ing.
to be a sign of; betoken; evidence; show: His hesitation really indicates his doubt about the venture.
to point out or point to; direct attention to: to indicate a place on a map.
to show, as by measuring or recording; make known: The thermometer indicates air temperature.
to state or express, especially briefly or in a general way; signal: He indicated his disapproval but did not go into detail.
  1. (of symptoms) to point out (a particular remedy, treatment, etc.) as suitable or necessary.
  2. to show the presence of (a condition, infection, etc.).
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of indicate

First recorded in 1645鈥55; from Latin indic膩tus, past participle of indic膩re 鈥渢o point, make known,鈥 equivalent to indic- (stem of index ) 鈥減ointer, marker, informer鈥 + -膩tus past participle suffix; see index, -ate1


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How to use indicate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for indicate

/ (藞瑟nd瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)
(may take a clause as object) to be or give a sign or symptom of; implycold hands indicate a warm heart
to point out or show
(may take a clause as object) to state briefly; suggesthe indicated what his feelings were
(of instruments) to show a reading ofthe speedometer indicated 50 miles per hour
(usually passive) to recommend or requiresurgery seems to be indicated for this patient

Derived forms of indicate

indicatable, adjectiveindicatory (瑟n藞d瑟k蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟), adjective

Word Origin for indicate

C17: from Latin indic膩re to point out, from in- 虏 + dic膩re to proclaim; compare index
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