indicate

  • 1 indicate — indicate, betoken, attest, bespeak, argue, prove can all mean to give evidence of or to serve as ground for a valid or reasonable inference. One thing indicates another when the former serves as a symptom or a sign pointing to the latter as a… …

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  • 2 indicate — UK US /ˈɪndɪkeɪt/ verb [T] ► to show something, point to something, or make something clear: indicate sth to sb »Retailers should indicate to the consumer the exact weight of the produce. »The scheme will be subject to the modification indicated… …

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  • 3 Indicate — In di*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indicating}.] [L. indicatus, p. p. of indicare to indicate; pref. in in + dicare to proclaim; akin to dicere to say. See {Diction}, and cf. {Indict}, {Indite}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 indicate — [in′di kāt΄] vt. indicated, indicating [< L indicatus, pp. of indicare, to indicate, show < in , in, to + dicare, to point out, declare: see DICTION] 1. to direct attention to; point to or point out; show 2. to be or give a sign, token, or… …

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  • 5 indicate — (v.) 1650s, back formation from indication, or else from L. indicatus, pp. of indicare to point out, show, indicate, declare (see INDICATION (Cf. indication)). Related: Indicated; indicating …

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  • 6 indicate — I verb advert to, allude to, augur, be a sign of, be a token of, bespeak, betoken, brief, call attention to, connote, convey, direct, direct attention to, evidence, evince, express briefly, express generally, foretoken, give a signal, guide,… …

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  • 7 indicate — [v] signify, display add up to, announce, argue, attest, augur, bespeak, be symptomatic, betoken, button down*, card, connote, demonstrate, denote, designate, evidence, evince, express, finger, hint, illustrate, imply, import, intimate, make,… …

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  • 8 indicate — ► VERB 1) point out; show. 2) be a sign or symptom of. 3) state briefly or indirectly. 4) suggest as a desirable or necessary course of action. 5) chiefly Brit. (of a driver) use an indicator to signal an intention to change lanes or turn.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 indicate */*/*/ — UK [ˈɪndɪkeɪt] / US [ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt] verb Word forms indicate : present tense I/you/we/they indicate he/she/it indicates present participle indicating past tense indicated past participle indicated 1) [transitive] to express an intention, opinion, or …

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  • 10 indicate — verb ADVERB ▪ clearly, strongly ▪ not necessarily ▪ Expense does not necessarily indicate worth. ▪ usually ▪ This sign usually indicates a ped …

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  • 11 indicate — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪkeɪt[/t]] ♦♦ indicates, indicating, indicated 1) VERB If one thing indicates another, the first thing shows that the second is true or exists. [V that] A survey of retired people has indicated that most are independent and enjoying life …

    English dictionary

  • 12 indicate — in|di|cate [ ındı,keıt ] verb *** ▸ 1 be a sign of something ▸ 2 show that something exists ▸ 3 express indirectly ▸ 4 show to be necessary ▸ 5 point to something ▸ 6 in a vehicle 1. ) transitive to be a sign or symbol of something: Each pin on… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 indicate — in|di|cate W1 [ˈındıkeıt] v [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of indicare, from dicare to say publicly or officially ] 1.) [T] to show that a particular situation exists, or that something is likely to be true indicate (that) ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 indicate — 01. Your continued lateness for class [indicates] to me that you are not really a very serious student. 02. The low number of people attending the lecture is a clear [indication] of lack of interest in the topic. 03. Harrison [indicated] to me… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 indicate — [17] Like index, indicate has its origins in the Latin stem *dik ‘point out’. In this case the base form was the verbal derivative dicāre ‘proclaim’ (ultimate ancestor also of English abdicate [16], dedicate [15] and predicate [16]), which with… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 indicate — verb 1) sales indicate a growing market Syn: point to, be a sign of, be evidence of, evidence, demonstrate, show, testify to, bespeak, be a symptom of, be symptomatic of, denote, connote, mark, signal, signify, suggest, impl …

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  • 17 indicate — verb 1) sales indicate a growing market Syn: point to, be a sign of, be evidence of, demonstrate, show, testify to, be symptomatic of, denote, mark, signal, reflect, signify, suggest, imply 2) the president indicate …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 18 indicate — in•di•cate [[t]ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt[/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing 1) to be a sign of; betoken: Snow indicates winter[/ex] 2) to point out or point to: to indicate a place on a map[/ex] 3) to demonstrate the conditions of 4) to express minimally: indicated… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 indicate — /ˈɪndəkeɪt / (say induhkayt), / dɪkeɪt/ (say dikayt) verb (t) (indicated, indicating) 1. to be a sign of; betoken; imply: his hesitation indicates unwillingness. 2. to point out or point to; direct attention to: to indicate a place on a map. 3.… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 indicate — / ɪndɪkeɪt/ verb to show ● The latest figures indicate a fall in the inflation rate. ● Our sales for last year indicate a move from the home market to exports …

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