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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)

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.

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)."