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indicate

[in-di-keyt] /ˈɪn dɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), indicated, indicating.
1.
to be a sign of; betoken; evidence; show:
His hesitation really indicates his doubt about the venture.
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, especially briefly or in a general way; signal:
He indicated his disapproval but did not go into detail.
5.
Medicine/Medical.
  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.).
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin indicātus past participle of indicāre to point, make known equivalent to indic- (stem of index) index + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
indicatable, adjective
indicatory
[in-dik-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈdɪk əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
interindicate, verb (used with object), interindicated, interindicating.
reindicate, verb (used with object), reindicated, reindicating.
unindicated, adjective
well-indicated, adjective
Synonyms
3. register, reveal, record.
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Examples for indicated
  • 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.
  • The resulting welfare gains are indicated by the profitability of both the operators and their customers, he suggests.
  • It has indicated it may start doing the latter again.
  • Recorders, who were blind to the study, noted where handlers indicated that their dogs had raised alerts.
  • Meanwhile tax increases, almost certainly beyond anything indicated in the election campaign, will also curb demand.
  • Evidence from autopsied brains of some of those who died also indicated reduced plaque formation.
  • The decays also indicated a relatively long half-life of a few seconds, as expected.
British Dictionary definitions for indicated

indicate

/ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
indicatable, adjective
indicatory (ɪnˈdɪkətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin indicāre to point out, from in-² + dicāre to proclaim; compare index
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Word Origin and History for indicated
indicate
1650s, from L. indicatus, pp. of indicare (see indication).
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