indicate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"indicate" in British English

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indicateverb

uk   us   /ˈɪn.dɪ.keɪt/

indicate verb (SHOW)

B2 [T] to show, ​point, or make ​clear in another way: Exploratory ​investigations have indicated ​largeamounts of ​oil below the ​seabed. [+ question word] Please indicate whichfreegift 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 ​roadusers that you ​intend to ​turnleft 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 ​longcooldrink is indicated!
(Definition of indicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"indicate" in American English

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indicateverb

 us   /ˈɪn·dɪˌkeɪt/
to show or ​signal a ​direction or ​warning, or to make something ​clear: [T] These ​statistics might indicate ​qualityproblems. [+ that clause] She did not move or indicate that she had ​heard him.
indication
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌɪn·dɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
[C] Is that ​nod an indication of ​youragreement? [U] The ​jury gave no indication of ​theirdecision as they came back into the ​courtroom.
(Definition of indicate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"indicate" in Business English

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indicateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪndɪkeɪt/
to show something, ​point to something, or make something ​clear: indicate sth to sb Retailers should indicate to the ​consumer the ​exactweight of the ​produce. The ​scheme will be ​subject to the ​modification indicated in ​paragraph 7.2 above.indicate that The ​report indicates that the new ​carmarket has ​increased by 1.4%.
(Definition of indicate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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