verb (used with object), indicated, indicating.
to be a sign of; betoken; evidence; show: His hesitation really indicates his doubt about the venture.
to point out or point to; direct attention to: to indicate a place on a map.
to show, as by measuring or recording; make known: The thermometer indicates air temperature.
to state or express, especially briefly or in a general way; signal: He indicated his disapproval but did not go into detail.
(of symptoms) to point out (a particular remedy, treatment, etc.) as suitable or necessary.
to show the presence of (a condition, infection, etc.).

1645–55; < Latin indicātus past participle of indicāre to point, make known equivalent to indic- (stem of index) index + -ātus -ate1

indicatable, adjective
indicatory [in-dik-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
interindicate, verb (used with object), interindicated, interindicating.
reindicate, verb (used with object), reindicated, reindicating.
unindicated, adjective
well-indicated, adjective

3. register, reveal, record. Unabridged
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indicate (ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt)
1.  (may take a clause as object) to be or give a sign or symptom of; imply: cold hands indicate a warm heart
2.  to point out or show
3.  (may take a clause as object) to state briefly; suggest: he indicated what his feelings were
4.  (of instruments) to show a reading of: the speedometer indicated 50 miles per hour
5.  (usually passive) to recommend or require: surgery seems to be indicated for this patient
[C17: from Latin indicāre to point out, from in-² + dicāre to proclaim; compare index]

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Word Origin & History

1650s, from L. indicatus, pp. of indicare (see indication).
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Example sentences
Tracks of animals, bugs or birds on top indicate a print has been there awhile.
The abundant remnants of wild game indicate that the people who lived here had
  not yet domesticated animals or farmed.
He communicated what he wanted to say by moving his pupils and blinking to
  indicate which letter to choose from a computer tablet.
If you want to reject a suggestion, indicate why that is and suggest that
  another change that you might make in its stead.
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