1. [ verb ] be a signal for or a symptom of
Synonyms: signal point bespeak betoken

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

Related terms: tell mark bode signal indication indicator
2. [ verb ] indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
Synonyms: point show

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

Related terms: inform reflect signalize finger arrow indication
3. [ verb ] to state or express briefly

: "indicated his wishes in a letter."

Related terms: contraindicate inform call read signify
4. [ verb ] give evidence of
Synonyms: argue

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

Related terms: present argument argument indication indication
5. [ verb ] (medicine) suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
Synonyms: suggest

: "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"

Related terms: contraindicate inform indication
Similar spelling:   indicative