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
Tell-tale patterns of damage on the skulls of the dinosaurs indicated that they
  truly were locking horns.
In questionnaires they displayed no awareness of the rampant stress indicated
  by their cortisol measurements.
He indicated his choice by pressing one of two targets within the box, using
  his nose.
Past studies have indicated that optimistic answers indicate happy moods.
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