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indicate

  

      vb   tr  
1    may take a clause as object   to be or give a sign or symptom of; imply  
cold hands indicate a warm heart     
2    to point out or show  
3    may take a clause as object   to state briefly; suggest  
he indicated what his feelings were     
4    (of instruments) to show a reading of  
the speedometer indicated 50 miles per hour     
5    usually passive   to recommend or require  
surgery seems to be indicated for this patient     
     (C17: from Latin indicare to point out, from in-2 + dicare to proclaim; compare index)  
  indicatable      adj  
  indicatory      adj  
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indicate

  
1    add up to     (informal)   bespeak, be symptomatic of, betoken, denote, evince, imply, manifest, point to, reveal, show, signal, signify, suggest  
2    designate, point out, point to, specify  
3    display, express, mark, read, record, register, show  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
expression used to indicate that something happens very quickly
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
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