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1. indicate

verb. ['ˈɪndəˌkeɪt'] indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively.

Synonyms

  • reflect
  • point out
  • signalize
  • designate
  • signalise
  • call attention
  • show
  • finger
  • inform

Antonyms

  • ignore
  • take away
  • forfeit
  • unimpressive

Etymology

  • indicatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Indicate

  • syndicate

Example sentences of the word indicate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Look for signs that indicate either a well-maintained home or a neglected one.

2. Verb, base form
Draw small marks on the wall with the pencil to indicate where the studs are.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Clear patches on the agar pate indicate regions where casein has been broken down.

Quotes containing the word indicate


1. Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
- Mark Twain

2. The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.
- Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

3. When a girl uses six derogatory adjectives in her attempt to paint the portrait of the loved one, it means something. One may indicate a merely temporary tiff. Six is big stuff.
- P.G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Morning

2. indicate

verb. ['ˈɪndəˌkeɪt'] be a signal for or a symptom of.

Synonyms

  • betoken
  • bode
  • foretell
  • predict
  • prognosticate
  • augur
  • forecast
  • mark
  • portend
  • prefigure
  • bespeak
  • signal
  • tell
  • foreshadow
  • omen
  • auspicate
  • presage

Antonyms

  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • detach

Etymology

  • indicatus (Latin)

3. indicate

verb. ['ˈɪndəˌkeɪt'] to state or express briefly.

Synonyms

  • read
  • signify
  • register
  • show
  • call
  • inform

Antonyms

  • associate
  • absorb
  • hide
  • praise

Etymology

  • indicatus (Latin)

4. indicate

verb. ['ˈɪndəˌkeɪt'] give evidence of.

Synonyms

  • lay out
  • represent
  • present

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • indicatus (Latin)

5. indicate

verb. ['ˈɪndəˌkeɪt'] suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine.

Synonyms

  • inform

Antonyms

  • demote
  • promote

Etymology

  • indicatus (Latin)
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