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  1. in·di·cate
    IPA[ˈindəˌkāt]
  2. verb

    • 1. point out; show:

      dotted lines indicate the text's margins
    • 2. be a sign or symptom of; strongly imply:

      sales indicate a growing market for such art his tone indicated that he didn't hold out much hope
      Synonym : demonstrate, show, point to, be a sign of, be evidence of, evidence, testify to, bear witness to, be a symptom of, be symptomatic of, denote, connote, mark, signal, signify, suggest, imply, manifest, reveal, betray, evince, display, reflect, represent, bespeak, betoken
    • 3. admit to or state briefly:

      the president indicated his willingness to use force against the rebels
      Synonym : state, declare, make (it) known, announce, communicate, mention, say, reveal, divulge, disclose, register, record, put it on record, admit, come out with
    • 4. (of a person) direct attention to (someone or something) by means of a gesture:

      he indicated Cindy with a brief nod of the head
      Synonym : point to, point out, gesture toward
    • 5. (of a gauge or meter) register a reading of (a quantity, dimension, etc.):

      an external tube is used to indicate fluid level
    • 6. suggest as a desirable or necessary course of action:

      the treatment is likely to be indicated in severely depressed patients
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: indicate, 3rd person present: indicates, gerund or present participle: indicating, past tense: indicated, past participle: indicated

    • verb

      point out; show:

      be a sign of; strongly suggest:

    • noun

      the power produced in a reciprocating engine by the working of the cylinders.
    • noun

      the power produced in a reciprocating engine by the working of the cylinders.
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