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INDICATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indicate mean? 

INDICATE (verb)
  The verb INDICATE has 5 senses:

1. be a signal for or a symptom of
2. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
3. to state or express briefly
4. give evidence of
5. suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

  Familiarity information: INDICATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDICATE (verb)


Sense 1indicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a signal for or a symptom of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bespeak; betoken; indicate; signal; point

Context examples:

These symptoms indicate a serious illness / Her behavior points to a severe neurosis / The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued

Hypernyms (to "indicate" is one way to...):

tell (let something be known)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "indicate"):

augur; auspicate; betoken; bode; forecast; foreshadow; foretell; omen; portend; predict; prefigure; presage; prognosticate (indicate by signs)

mark (designate as if by a mark)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2indicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

point; indicate; show

Context examples:

I showed the customer the glove section / He pointed to the empty parking space / he indicated his opponents

Hypernyms (to "indicate" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "indicate"):

finger (indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments)

call attention; point out; signalise; signalize (point out carefully and clearly)

reflect (manifest or bring back)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 3indicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To state or express briefly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

indicated his wishes in a letter

Hypernyms (to "indicate" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "indicate"):

read; record; register; show (indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments)

signify (make known with a word or signal)

call (indicate a decision in regard to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Antonym:

contraindicate (make a treatment inadvisable)


Sense 4indicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give evidence of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

argue; indicate

Context examples:

The evidence argues for your claim / The results indicate the need for more work

Hypernyms (to "indicate" is one way to...):

lay out; present; represent (bring forward and present to the mind)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5indicate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

suggest; indicate

Context example:

Tetracycline is indicated in such cases

Hypernyms (to "indicate" is one way to...):

inform (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Antonym:

contraindicate (make a treatment inadvisable)


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