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English verb: indicate

1. indicate (communication) be a signal for or a symptom of


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


Synonymsbespeak, betoken, point, signal


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, mark, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate

2. indicate (communication) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively


SamplesI showed the customer the glove section.
He pointed to the empty parking space.
He indicated his opponents.


Synonymsdesignate, point, show


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)call attention, finger, point, point out, reflect, signalise, signalize

3. indicate (communication) to state or express briefly


SamplesIndicated his wishes in a letter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)call, read, record, register, show, signify


Antonymscontraindicate

4. indicate (communication) give evidence of


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


Synonymsargue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay out, present, represent

5. indicate (communication) suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine


SamplesTetracycline is indicated in such cases.


Synonymssuggest


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)inform


Antonymscontraindicate









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