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Definition of "indicate" []

  • To show the way to or the direction of; point out: an arrow indicating north; indicated the right road by nodding toward it. (verb-transitive)
  • 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). (verb-transitive)
  • To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of: The symptoms indicate immediate surgery. (verb-transitive)
  • To state or express briefly: indicated his wishes in a letter; indicating her approval with a nod. (verb-transitive)
  • To be or give a sign or symptom of; imply (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To point out or show (verb)
  • To state briefly; suggest (verb)
  • (of instruments) to show a reading of (verb)
  • To recommend or require (verb)

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Use "indicate" in a sentence
  • "While in these examples nomos is treated as a valid and generally accepted norm, other uses of the term indicate that custom had come under attack: nomos is used of practices which, though current, are in some way reprehensible or at least not worthy of respect."
  • "The doubts about the name indicate the doubts about the project…"
  • "It seems that CTV is playing on Israel's side, as the word 'clash' in the title indicate (as though people on the ship had attacked the commandos)."