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indicating, present participle; indicated, past tense; indicates, 3rd person singular present; indicated, past participle;
  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
  3. Admit to or state briefly
    • - the president indicated his willingness to use force against the rebels
  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
  5. (of a gauge or meter) Register a reading of (a quantity, dimension, etc.)

  6. Suggest as a desirable or necessary course of action
    • - the treatment is likely to be indicated in severely depressed patients

  1. bespeak: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
  2. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"
  3. to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter"
  4. argue: give evidence of; "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"
  5. suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine; "Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"
  6. To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known; To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; To signal in a vehicle the desire to turn right or left; To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator
  7. (Indicated) Limited evidence has been found to corroborate the allegation; the allegation could not be substantiated.
  8. (INDICATING) Pointing to what behavior is supposed to look like rather than creating genuine truthful behavior.
  9. v.  ~ sth (to sb) show sth, esp by pointing
  10. Demonstrate or point to, as in All data indicates we're headed for a good sales month.
  11. When a player cannot follow suit, he plays a domino whose high end indicates he has the high domino in that suit. His partner can then "come" to him in that suit (helpful in making a bid).  (More by Dennis Roberson)
  12. In medicine, to make a treatment or procedure advisable because of a particular condition or circumstance. For example, certain medications are indicated for the treatment of hypertension during pregnancy while others are contraindicated.