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indicate

verb uk   /ˈɪn.dɪ.keɪt/ us  

indicate verb (SHOW)

B2 [T] to show, point, or make clear in another way: Exploratory investigations have indicated large amounts of oil below the sea bed. [+ question word] Please indicate which free gift you would like to receive. [+ (that)] She indicated to me (that) she didn't want me to say anything.
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indicate verb (SIGNAL)

[I or T] UK to show other road users that you intend to turn left or right when you are driving a vehicle [T] When a device indicates a value or change, it signals it: The gauge indicates a temperature below freezing.

indicate verb (SUGGEST)

specialized medical [T] to suggest something as being suitable: Antihistamine is indicated for this patient as a treatment for her allergies. humorous I'm so hot and tired - I think a long cool drink is indicated!
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