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in·di·cate

 (ĭn′dĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. indi·cat·ed, indi·cat·ing, indi·cates
1. To show the way to or the direction of; point out: an arrow indicating north; indicated the right road by nodding toward it.
2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify: "The cracking and booming of the ice indicate a change of temperature" (Henry David Thoreau).
3. To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of: The symptoms indicate immediate surgery.
4. To state or express briefly: indicated his wishes in a letter; indicating her approval with a nod.

[Latin indicāre, indicāt-, to show, from index, forefinger, indicator; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

in′di·ca·to′ry (-kə-tôr′ē) adj.
Synonyms: indicate, attest, bespeak, betoken
These verbs mean to give grounds for supposing or inferring the existence or presence of something: a fever indicating illness; paintings that attest the artist's genius; disorder that bespeaks negligence; melting snows that betoken spring floods.

indicate

(ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (may take a clause as object) to be or give a sign or symptom of; imply: cold hands indicate a warm heart.
2. to point out or show
3. (may take a clause as object) to state briefly; suggest: he indicated what his feelings were.
4. (of instruments) to show a reading of: the speedometer indicated 50 miles per hour.
5. (usually passive) to recommend or require: surgery seems to be indicated for this patient.
[C17: from Latin indicāre to point out, from in-2 + dicāre to proclaim; compare index]
ˈindiˌcatable adj
indicatory adj

in•di•cate

(ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to be a sign of; betoken: Snow indicates winter.
2. to point out or point to: to indicate a place on a map.
3. to demonstrate the conditions of.
4. to express minimally: indicated his disapproval with a frown.
5. to show or suggest the suitability or necessity of: The facts indicate a need for action.
[1645–55; < Latin indicātus, past participle of indicāre to point, make known, v. derivative of index index]
in′di•cat`a•ble, adj.

indicate

show
1. talking about evidence and results

You can use indicate and show in a similar way when you are talking about evidence or the results of research.

Evidence indicates that the experiments were unsuccessful.
Research shows that doctors are working harder.
2. talking about objects

If you show an object to someone, you hold it up or give or take it to them, so that they can look at it. When show has this meaning, it always takes an indirect object. You can say 'show someone something' or 'show something to someone.

I showed Ayeisha what I had written.
Show your drawing to the teacher.

'Indicate' is not usually used with this meaning.

indicate


Past participle: indicated
Gerund: indicating

Imperative
indicate
indicate
Present
I indicate
you indicate
he/she/it indicates
we indicate
you indicate
they indicate
Preterite
I indicated
you indicated
he/she/it indicated
we indicated
you indicated
they indicated
Present Continuous
I am indicating
you are indicating
he/she/it is indicating
we are indicating
you are indicating
they are indicating
Present Perfect
I have indicated
you have indicated
he/she/it has indicated
we have indicated
you have indicated
they have indicated
Past Continuous
I was indicating
you were indicating
he/she/it was indicating
we were indicating
you were indicating
they were indicating
Past Perfect
I had indicated
you had indicated
he/she/it had indicated
we had indicated
you had indicated
they had indicated
Future
I will indicate
you will indicate
he/she/it will indicate
we will indicate
you will indicate
they will indicate
Future Perfect
I will have indicated
you will have indicated
he/she/it will have indicated
we will have indicated
you will have indicated
they will have indicated
Future Continuous
I will be indicating
you will be indicating
he/she/it will be indicating
we will be indicating
you will be indicating
they will be indicating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been indicating
you have been indicating
he/she/it has been indicating
we have been indicating
you have been indicating
they have been indicating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been indicating
you will have been indicating
he/she/it will have been indicating
we will have been indicating
you will have been indicating
they will have been indicating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been indicating
you had been indicating
he/she/it had been indicating
we had been indicating
you had been indicating
they had been indicating
Conditional
I would indicate
you would indicate
he/she/it would indicate
we would indicate
you would indicate
they would indicate
Past Conditional
I would have indicated
you would have indicated
he/she/it would have indicated
we would have indicated
you would have indicated
they would have indicated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.indicate - be a signal for or a symptom ofindicate - be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
augur, auspicate, bode, omen, portend, foreshadow, presage, prognosticate, predict, prefigure, betoken, forecast, foretell - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
mark - designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
2.indicate - indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
point - indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"
finger - indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
call attention, point out, signalise, signalize - point out carefully and clearly
reflect - manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true beliefs"
3.indicate - to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
record, register, read, show - indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
signify - make known with a word or signal; "He signified his wish to pay the bill for our meal"
call - indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"
contraindicate - make a treatment inadvisable
4.indicate - give evidence ofindicate - give evidence of; "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"
present, lay out, represent - bring forward and present to the mind; "We presented the arguments to him"; "We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
5.indicate - suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine; "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
contraindicate - make a treatment inadvisable

indicate

verb
1. show, suggest, reveal, display, signal, demonstrate, point to, imply, disclose, manifest, signify, denote, bespeak, make known, be symptomatic of, evince, betoken The survey indicated that most old people are independent.
2. imply, suggest, hint, intimate, signify, insinuate, give someone to understand He has indicated that he might resign.
3. point to, point out, specify, gesture towards, designate 'Sit down,' he said, indicating a chair.
4. register, show, record, mark, read, express, display, demonstrate The gauge indicated that it was boiling.

indicate

verb
1. To make known or identify, as by signs:
2. To give a precise indication of, as on a register or scale:
3. To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of:
4. To lead to by logical inference:
Translations
يُبَيِّـنُيُشيرُ، يَدُلُّ على
naznačitoznačit
indikerevise
montri
osoittaa
ukazivati
gefa til kynna
示す
가리키다
indikatoriustiesioginė nuosakaženklas
norādītparādīt
nakazatinamigovatipokazati
antyda
ชี้บอก
chỉ ra

indicate

[ˈɪndɪkeɪt]
A. VT
1. (= point out) [+ place] → indicar, señalar; (= register) [+ temperature, speed] → marcar
2. (= show, suggest) [+ change] → ser indicio de
the gathering clouds indicated a change in the weatherlas nubes que se iban acumulando eran indicio de un cambio de tiempo
the coroner's report indicated drowning as the cause of deathel informe del juez de instrucción indicaba or señalaba que murió ahogado
3. (= gesture) → indicar
he indicated that I was to sit downme indicó que me sentara
4. (= recommend, require) (usu passive) in this particular case, surgery is not indicateden este caso en particular no es aconsejable operar
I think a speedy departure is indicated (hum) → creo que habría que poner pies en polvorosa
B. VIindicar, señalizar (esp Brit) to indicate left/rightindicar or señalizar a la izquierda/derecha

indicate

[ˈɪndɪkeɪt]
vt
(= show) → indiquer
to indicate that ... → indiquer que ...
(= mention) [intention, plan] → indiquer
to indicate that ... → indiquer que ...
(= point to) → indiquer
vi (British) [driver] → mettre son clignotant
to indicate left → mettre son clignotant à gauche
to indicate right → mettre son clignotant à droite

indicate

vt
(= point out, mark)zeigen, deuten auf (+acc); (= point to)zeigen or deuten auf (+acc); large towns are indicated in redGroßstädte sind rot eingezeichnet or gekennzeichnet; sit down, he said, indicating a chairsetzen Sie sich, sagte er und zeigte or deutete auf einen Stuhl
(person: = gesture, express) → andeuten, zeigen, zu verstehen geben; to indicate one’s feelingsseine Gefühle zeigen or zum Ausdruck bringen; to indicate one’s intention to do somethingseine Absicht anzeigen, etw zu tun
(= be a sign of, suggest)erkennen lassen, schließen lassen auf (+acc), → (hin)deuten auf (+acc); what does it indicate to you?was erkennen Sie daraus?, welche Schlüsse ziehen Sie daraus?; opinion polls indicate that …die Meinungsumfragen deuten darauf hin, dass …
(= register and display) temperature, speed(an)zeigen
(Med) treatmentindizieren; illnessAnzeichen sein für, anzeigen
vi (esp Brit Aut) → (Richtungswechsel) anzeigen (form), → blinken, den Blinker setzen; to indicate rightrechts blinken, Richtungswechsel nach rechts anzeigen (form)

indicate

[ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt]
1. vt
a. (point out, place) → indicare; (with finger) → additare; (register, temperature, speed) → segnare, indicare
b. (show, feelings) → denotare; (suggest) → indicare, lasciar intendere
2. vi (Aut) (Brit) → segnalare (il cambiamento di direzione), mettere la freccia
to indicate left/right → mettere la freccia a sinistra/a destra

indicate

(ˈindikeit) verb
to point out or show. We can paint an arrow here to indicate the right path.
ˌindiˈcation noun
There are clear indications that the war will soon be over; He had given no indication that he was intending to resign.
indicative (inˈdikətiv) adjective, noun
describing verbs which occur as parts of statements and questions. In `I ran home' and `Are you going?' `ran' and `are going' are indicative (verbs).
ˈindicator noun
a pointer, sign, instrument etc which indicates something or gives information about something. the indicator on the petrol gauge of a car.

indicate

يُبَيِّـنُ naznačit indikere zeigen υποδεικνύω indicar osoittaa indiquer ukazivati indicare 示す 가리키다 aangeven antyde wskazać indicar свидетельствует antyda ชี้บอก işaret etmek chỉ ra 指出

indicate

v. indicar, apuntar, señalar; informar.
References in classic literature ?
In the window facing Maumee Street stood a chunk of coal as large as an apple barrel, to indicate that orders for coal were taken, and beside the black mass of the coal stood three combs of honey grown brown and dirty in their wooden frames.
He left just as Mary and the professor were drawing a map so the professor could indicate where he had once made a big discovery.
Little now; be very much when cook,' spreading out her hands as if to indicate that the pint would swell to a gallon.
A very nice arrangement," returned her father, with a slight nervous contraction of the corners of his mouth and eyelids to indicate mischievousness.
But it were folly to lay any stress on stories of this kind, which are sure to spring up around such an event as that now related, and which, as in the present case, sometimes prolong themselves for ages afterwards, like the toadstools that indicate where the fallen and buried trunk of a tree has long since mouldered into the earth.
We saw many lights in the valley, and so judged it well to make a station, for that where so many lights be needs must they indicate a town of goodly size.
This lonely spot, once used for an extempore burying-place, after a sanguinary BATTUE between the French and Austrians, is the perfection of desolation; there is nothing in sight to mark the hand of man, except the line of weather-beaten whitened posts, set up to indicate the direction of the pass in the OWDAWAKK of winter.
Rebecca's first letters to her mother would seem to indicate that she cordially coincided with the latter view of the situation.
The pride of appearance which this would indicate was not my own.
As a sort of touchstone, however, she began to speak of his kindness in conveying the aunt and niece; and though his answer was in the spirit of cutting the matter short, she believed it to indicate only his disinclination to dwell on any kindness of his own.
No, young lady, I am not a general philanthropist; but I bear a conscience;" and he pointed to the prominences which are said to indicate that faculty, and which, fortunately for him, were sufficiently conspicuous; giving, indeed, a marked breadth to the upper part of his head: "and, besides, I once had a kind of rude tenderness of heart.