- 1Point out; show: dotted lines indicate the text’s marginsMore example sentences
- Census figures released Friday indicate Indiana County's population has stayed virtually static at 89,605 residents.
- Figures indicate the EU expects Ireland to resume its position as the Union's fastest-growing economy.
- Figures released indicate a 2% increase in unemployment in the south east.
- 1.1Be a sign of; strongly suggest: sales indicate a growing market for such art [with clause]: his tone indicated that he didn’t hold out much hopeMore example sentences
- Nevertheless, he acknowledged the ‘market rebound’ as indicating a ‘growing’ consumer confidence here.
- I read the piece twice and tried to see the any sign that indicates such a victory for the insurgents but I failed in both trials.
- One source close to the meeting said the deal hasn't been signed yet and indicated a few more hurdles had to be overcome before there would be any white smoke.
- 1.2Mention indirectly or briefly: the president indicated his willingness to use force against the rebelsMore example sentences
- The background, which I certainly was not aware of, has been indicated to me briefly.
- She briefly indicates the conflicting written evidence that an historian investigating this incident must consider.
- In the first two articles in this series I have briefly indicated some of the main currents of Nietzsche's thought.
- 1.3Direct attention to (someone or something) by means of a gesture: he indicated Cindy with a brief nod of the headMore example sentences
- A good director would have cut some of the annoyingly repetitive and obvious gestures used to indicate character.
- You make some gestures to indicate you've lost your handle for a moment; you turn away and get your grip.
- They will signal a passerby in with gestures indicating the offer of a cup of tea or something to eat.
- 1.4(Of a gauge or meter) register a reading of (a quantity, dimension, etc.): an external tube is used to indicate fluid levelMore example sentences
- Again the camera meter will indicate a shutter speed and an aperture to give you an 18% grey object.
- Estimates from tide gauges indicate that sea level has changed at the rate of 1.8 to 2.4 mm/yr over the last century.
- The junction box has two meters indicating the voltage and load capacity readings.
- 2Suggest as a desirable or necessary course of action: treatment for shock may be indicatedMore example sentences
advisable, desirable, recommended, suggested, desired, preferable, best, sensible, wise, commonsensical, prudent; appropriate, suitable; helpful, useful, effective, advantageous, beneficial, valuable, profitable, gainful, in someone's (best) interests; necessary, needed, required, called for, essential
- An appropriate physical examination and necessary medically indicated investigation are clearly essential.
- Insulin therapy also is indicated in patients with contraindications to antidiabetic medications.
- The other part of the schedule lists immunizations indicated and contraindicated by medical conditions.
- 3 [no object] British (Of a driver or motor vehicle) signal an intention to change lanes or turn using an indicator: Cal indicated and moved across the road one car had indicated left but pulled out in front of himMore example sentences
- So don't get mad when a driver does not indicate to go to the left lane; remember that he or she just might not be expert enough to disregard the Highway Code.
- Moments before the crash, a retired PC watched a blue car indicate then pull out ahead and overtake a horse box.
- If that driver was indicating properly, which I see no reason to assume he wasn't, then the motorcyclist should never have attempted to overtake.
early 17th century: from Latin indicat- 'pointed out', from the verb indicare, from in- 'towards' + dicare 'make known'.