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Indicate appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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The word indicate and its family (indicated, indicates, indicating, indication, indications, indicative, indicator, indicators) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb indicate

What does indicate mean as a doing word?

Indicate is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: indicated | indicating | indicates

  1. be a signal for or a symptom of
  2. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    • example: he indicated his opponents
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]This indicates how she did it
      [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, wh-complement clause]This indicates whether he is the thief
      [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]This indicates how to do it
      [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]This indicates what he should do
      [Cause] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause]This indicates it
      [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, how-extraction]This indicates to us how it happended
      [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause, not tensed]This indicates to us that they had stolen money
      [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, wh-complement clause]This indicates to me whether they did it
      [Cause] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, what-extraction]This indicates to me what he is

      Indicate Verbs (with the same syntax): explain, say.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of indicate: designate / point / show
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific terms:
  3. to state or express briefly
    • example: indicated his wishes in a letter
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • antonym: contraindicate
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific words:
  4. give evidence of
    • example: The results indicate the need for more work
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of indicate: argue
    • more generic terms: lay out / present / represent = bring forward and present to the mind
  5. suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine
    • example: Tetracycline is indicated in such cases
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • antonym: contraindicate
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

Alternative definition of the verb indicate

verb

  1. To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
  2. To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies
  3. To signal in a vehicle the desire to turn right or left
  4. To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.

Group

Indicate is a musical group.

  • album: "Whelm"

Music

"Indicate" is a composition.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Indicate

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Google previewNorth Aleutian Basin Sale No.92 (1985)

Environmental Impact Statement

what HHS' comparison seems to indicate is that operations onshore in the Arctic are about as ...

Google previewMultilevel Analysis (2002)

Techniques and Applications by Joop Hox

this is visible in the zeros placed close to the latent and observed variables; these indicate means and intercepts that are constrained to zero. The successive ...

Google previewShakespeare and the Truth of Love (2012)

The Mystery of 'The Phoenix and Turtle' by J. Bednarz

What Whiter's and Cunningham's observations indicate is that even ...

Google previewPhilosophy of Law (2005)

An Introduction by Mark Tebbit

seeking to indicate is a different kind of legal relation, with very different practical implications. It is only correct to speak of a right in the strict sense when there is a correlative duty. This is known as the correlativity thesis. There are several ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation (2016)

by Craig E. Carroll

Level: Indicate the level of objectives—awareness, acceptance, or action. Movement: Indicate the direction of movement being sought —creating or generating something new, increasing or maximizing a situation, maintaining or reinforcing an ...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

indicate verb indicates, indicating, ...

Google previewWeaving a Lexicon (2004)

by D. Geoffrey Hall

*Positive scores indicate preferences for the manner match; ...

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Usage statistics about indicate

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb indicate:

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Quotes about Indicate

If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance. (Dale Carnegie)
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Scrabble value of I1N1D2I1C3A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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