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.
(of symptoms) to point out (a particular remedy, treatment, etc.) as suitable or necessary.
to show the presence of (a condition, infection, etc.).
- in·di·cat·a·ble, adjective
- in·dic·a·to·ry [in-dik-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ɪnˈdɪk əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
- in·ter·in·di·cate, verb (used with object), in·ter·in·di·cat·ed, in·ter·in·di·cat·ing.
- re·in·di·cate, verb (used with object), re·in·di·cat·ed, re·in·di·cat·ing.
- un·in·di·cat·ed, adjective
- well-in·di·cat·ed, adjective
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How to use indicate in a sentence
Second, Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard has indicated that Wall’s game is in a good place after his extended recovery period.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder | Ben Golliver | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Jane Horvath, Apple’s global head of privacy, said the company delayed the requirement to “give developers the time they indicated they needed to properly update their systems and data practices.”Apple defends decision to delay privacy feature, slams Facebook | Verne Kopytoff | November 19, 2020 | Fortune
The result could indicate that supercooled water has a “critical point” — a certain pressure and temperature at which two distinct phases merge into one.Supercooled water has been caught morphing between two forms | Emily Conover | November 19, 2020 | Science News
She has not indicated whether this would affect school reopenings.Once again, a deal between D.C. and the teachers union collapses | Perry Stein | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
A final analysis indicates that the vaccine is safe and 95 percent effective at preventing illness, the companies announced November 18.New Pfizer results show its COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective | Tina Hesman Saey | November 18, 2020 | Science News
There is only sand, a white ball, and a flag indicating the hole.
When the game starts, there is only sand, a white ball, a flag indicating hole 1, and a “0” at the top of the screen.
An arrow appears indicating the direction you will launch your ball.
Added to this: so many are indicating they do not want them at all.
Never once was a box checked indicating that his work was unsatisfactory or needed improvement.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired. | David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She heard him moving about the room; every sound indicating impatience and irritation.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
A dot or two, sometimes only one, sometimes as many as five, are thrown in as a rough way of indicating the features.Children's Ways | James Sully
This was accompanied by a shrewd look to his son, indicating plainly enough what he expected him to say.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
He gave up the castle to Bruce on February 7, the short siege probably indicating that he was starved into surrender.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
The kolim-tree diffuses an excessively strong odour, similar to that of onions, indicating its site at some distance off.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for indicate
(may take a clause as object) to be or give a sign or symptom of; imply: cold hands indicate a warm heart
to point out or show
(may take a clause as object) to state briefly; suggest: he indicated what his feelings were
(of instruments) to show a reading of: the speedometer indicated 50 miles per hour
(usually passive) to recommend or require: surgery seems to be indicated for this patient
- indicatable, adjective
- indicatory (ɪnˈdɪkətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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