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Synonyms of 'indicate'

(verb) 
Definition
to be or give a sign or symptom of
The survey indicated that most old people are independent.
Synonyms
,
suggest
The figures suggest that their success is conditional on this restriction.
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reveal
A grey carpet was removed to reveal the pine floor.
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display
She displayed her wound.
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signal
The country was signalling its readiness to have the embargo lifted.
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demonstrate
You have to demonstrate that you are reliable.
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point to
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disclose
clapboard façades that revolve to disclose snug interiors
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manifest
He's only convincing when that inner fury manifests itself.
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signify
Two jurors signified their dissent.
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denote
Red eyes denote strain and fatigue.
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bespeak
Her arrogant expression bespeaks a desire to become queen of all she surveys.
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make known
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be symptomatic of
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evince (formal)
He had never, hitherto, evinced any particular interest in economic matters.
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betoken
His demeanour betokened embarrassment at his prosperity.
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flag up
(verb) 
Definition
to be or give a sign or symptom of
She has indicated that she might resign.
Synonyms
imply
Are you implying that I had something to do with this?
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suggest
What exactly are you suggesting?
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hint
The President hinted she might make some changes in the government.
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intimate
She intimated that she was contemplating leaving the company.
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signify
The two approaches signified a sharp difference between the men.
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insinuate
The article insinuated that the President was lying.
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give someone to understand
(verb) 
Definition
to point out or show
`Sit down,' he said, indicating a chair.
Synonyms
point to
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point out
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specify
He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
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gesture towards
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designate
I live in Exmoor, which is designated as a national park.
(verb) 
Definition
(of measuring instruments) to show a reading of
The gauge indicated that it was boiling.
Synonyms
register
The meter registered loads of 9 and 10 kg.
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show
She had enough time to show her gratitude.
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record
The test records the electrical activity of the brain.
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mark
The announcement marks the end of an extraordinary period.
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read
The sign on the bus read `Private: Not in Service'.
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express
He expressed his anger in a destructive way.
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display
It's not often that I display my true feelings.
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demonstrate
Have they demonstrated a commitment to democracy?

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bespeak
Definition
to indicate or suggest
Her arrogant expression bespeaks a desire to become queen of all she surveys.
in the sense of betoken
Definition
to indicate
His demeanour betokened embarrassment at his prosperity.
in the sense of demonstrate
Definition
to reveal the existence of
You have to demonstrate that you are reliable.
Synonyms
make clear,
testify to,
evince (formal),
show clearly,
flag up

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