clearly, strongly
not necessarily

Expense does not necessarily indicate worth.


This sign usually indicates a pedestrian zone.


Growth will be at a lower rate than previously indicated.

appear to, seem to

These facts would seem to indicate that the family was wealthy.

be used to

Symbols are used to indicate the facilities available at each hotel.


These figures indicate to me that the company is in serious trouble.

indicate otherwise

He has declared support for women, but his actions have indicated otherwise.

Indicate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑analysis, ↑arrow, ↑article, ↑census, ↑chart, ↑curve, ↑data, ↑diagram, ↑display, ↑document, ↑estimate, ↑evidence, ↑examination, ↑example, ↑experiment, ↑figure, ↑finding, ↑gauge, ↑graph, ↑line, ↑map, ↑participant, ↑passage, ↑percentage, ↑poll, ↑record, ↑report, ↑research, ↑result, ↑review, ↑scan, ↑score, ↑sign, ↑signal, ↑simulation, ↑source, ↑statistics, ↑study, ↑survey, ↑symbol, ↑test, ↑text, ↑tone, ↑trend, ↑writing
Indicate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑correlation, ↑decrease, ↑deficiency, ↑desire, ↑difference, ↑direction, ↑disagreement, ↑disapproval, ↑effectiveness, ↑existence, ↑extent, ↑importance, ↑improvement, ↑inability, ↑increase, ↑link, ↑majority, ↑need, ↑position, ↑preference, ↑presence, ↑problem, ↑readiness, ↑reluctance, ↑risk, ↑shift, ↑trend, ↑turning point, ↑willingness

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