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indicate

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Definition to show (point out, demonstrate, express, or suggest)
  • These maps are drawn with north to the top unless otherwise indicated.
indicated = pointed out (shown)
  • Did she give any indication of when she will be back?
  • indication = something that serves as a sign to show something else
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She did not indicate which candidate she supports.
  • indicate = express of show
  • She saw the police officer and was careful to use her turn indicator 100 feet before the corner.
  • indicator = something that shows something else (in this case a flashing light showing that the driver intends to turn)
  • Experts think the economy will get worse because leading economic indicators are down.
  • indicators = measurements that show other things
  • The italics used on this page indicate that the language from the referenced email is paraphrased, not directly quoted.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • indicate = express
  • However, by all indications, my own mental deterioration will be quite rapid.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • indications = signs (things that suggest or demonstrate something)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • He took the goblet and sat in the silver chair I indicated.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • indicated = pointed to or nodded toward
  • "We kinda look after each other."  He indicated Lennie with his thumb.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • indicated = pointed to
  • "Oh," said Stacey, his tone indicating that he considered the visit of no importance.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • indicating = expressing
  • Phoebe was sending me messages with her eyebrows that indicated that she was not too pleased either.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • indicated = showed
  • I could only hear his voice; it was the sole indication that he was alive.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • indication = sign or demonstration
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • There was only the faintest indication of a trail here; a cracked twig and what might be the impression of one side of a hoof.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • indication = sign (to show something else)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The copy was as accurate as she could make it, with the missing bits between the letters carefully indicated as dashes.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • indicated = shown
  • We don't know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • indicate = suggest (possibly show)
  • Intelligence had indicated that they may have already waited too long.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • indicated = suggested (that something is true)
  • I am, however, in good spirits: my men are bold and apparently firm of purpose, nor do the floating sheets of ice that continually pass us, indicating the dangers of the region towards which we are advancing, appear to dismay them.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • indicating = showing
  • I picked it up with a weary bend and handed it back to her, holding it at arm's length and by the extreme tip of the corners to indicate that I had no designs upon it — but every one near by, including the woman, suspected me just the same.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • indicate = demonstrate
  • From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam's government is here established.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • indicating = showing
  • That is to say that at that stage of the affair some hocus-pocus is clearly indicated-and that Armstrong was deceived by it and sent to his death.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
indicated = demonstrated (shown or suggested to have happened)

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