To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
- To show the way to or the direction of; point out: an arrow indicating north; indicated the right road by nodding toward it.
- To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify: "The cracking and booming of the ice indicate a change of temperature” ( Henry David Thoreau).
- To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of: The symptoms indicate immediate surgery.
- To state or express briefly: indicated his wishes in a letter; indicating her approval with a nod.