[ in-di-keyt ]
/ ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt /
verb (used with object), in·di·cat·ed, in·di·cat·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.
- (of symptoms) to point out (a particular remedy, treatment, etc.) as suitable or necessary.
- to show the presence of (a condition, infection, etc.).
"EVERYDAY" VS. "EVERY DAY" QUIZ: IS IT ONE WORD OR TWO?
An everyday activity is one you do every day. (Thanks, English.) Practice using "everyday," one word, and "every day," two words, in this fun quiz with … everyday example sentences!
Question 1 of 16
“Everyday" is an adjective that describes things that happen habitually or items that are normal items or events.
Origin of indicate
OTHER WORDS FROM indicate
in·di·cat·a·ble, adjectivein·dic·a·to·ry [in-dik-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈdɪk əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivein·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, adjectivewell-in·di·cat·ed, adjective
Words nearby indicate
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British Dictionary definitions for reindicate
/ (ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt) /
(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 indicateindicatable, adjectiveindicatory (ɪnˈdɪkətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
Word Origin for indicate
C17: from Latin indicāre to point out, from in- ² + dicāre to proclaim; compare index
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