indicate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in'di-kāt"), [key]
— -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
  1. to be a sign of; betoken; evidence; show:his doubt about the venture. His hesitation really indicates
  2. to point out or point to; direct attention to: to indicate a place on a map.
  3. to show, as by measuring or recording; make known: The thermometer indicates air temperature.
  4. to state or express, esp. briefly or in a general way; signal: He indicated his disapproval but did not go into detail.
    1. (of symptoms) to point out (a particular remedy, treatment, etc.) as suitable or necessary.
    2. to show the presence of (a condition, infection, etc.).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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