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indicate (v.)

1650s, "to point out," back-formation from indication (q.v.) or else from Latin indicatus, past participle of indicare "to point out, show," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + dicare "proclaim" (from PIE root *deik- "to show," also "pronounce solemnly"). Especially "to give suggestion of, be reason for inferring" (1706). Related: Indicated; indicating.

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Definitions of indicate from WordNet

indicate (v.)
be a signal for or a symptom of;
These symptoms indicate a serious illness
Synonyms: bespeak / betoken / point / signal
indicate (v.)
indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively;
he indicated his opponents
Synonyms: point / designate / show /
indicate (v.)
to state or express briefly;
indicated his wishes in a letter
indicate (v.)
give evidence of;
The results indicate the need for more work
Synonyms: argue
indicate (v.)
suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine;
Tetracycline is indicated in such cases
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