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indicate

[ 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.
Medicine/Medical.
  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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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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British Dictionary definitions for indicate

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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