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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indicatory - (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly; "actions indicative of fear"
revealing - showing or making known; "her dress was scanty and revealing"


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