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.
5. Medicine/Medical. a.
(of symptoms) to point out (a particular remedy
, treatment, etc.) as suitable or necessary.
to show the presence of (a condition, infection, etc.).
Origin: 1645–55; Related forms
< Latin indicātus
past participle of indicāre
to point, make known equivalent to indic-
(stem of index
+ -ātus -ate1
indicatory /ɪnˈdɪkəˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ [in-dik-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] Show IPA , adjective
interindicate, verb (used with object), interindicated, interindicating.
reindicate, verb (used with object), reindicated, reindicating.
3. register, reveal, record.