in·di·cate /ˈɪndəˌket/ 及物動詞
In·di·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indicated p. pr. & vb. n. Indicating ]
1. To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
That turns and turns to indicate
From what point blows the weather. --Cowper.
2. Med. To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants. Opposite of contraindicate.
3. Mach. To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.
Syn: -- To show; mark; signify; denote; discover; evidence; evince; manifest; declare; specify; explain; exhibit; present; reveal; disclose; display.
v 1: 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" [syn: bespeak, betoken, point, signal]
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" [syn: point, show]
3: to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a
letter" [ant: contraindicate]
4: give evidence of; "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The
results indicate the need for more work" [syn: argue]
5: suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine;
"Tetracycline is indicated in such cases" [syn: suggest]