The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Indicate \In"di*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indicated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Indicating.] [L. indicatus, p. p. of indicare to
indicate; pref. in- in + dicare to proclaim; akin to dicere
to say. See Diction, and cf. Indict, Indite.]
1. To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to
show; to make known.
That turns and turns to indicate
From what point blows the weather. --Cowper.
2. (Med.) To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the
proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength
indicates the use of stimulants. Opposite of
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. (Mach.) To investigate the condition or power of, as of
steam engine, by means of an indicator.
Syn: To show; mark; signify; denote; discover; evidence;
evince; manifest; declare; specify; explain; exhibit;
present; reveal; disclose; display.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "indicating":
connotative, demonstrative, denominative, denotative, designative,
diagnostic, emblematic, evidential, exhibitive, expressive,
figural, figurative, identifying, ideographic, idiosyncratic,
implicative, indicative, indicatory, individual, meaningful,
metaphorical, naming, pathognomonic, peculiar, representative,
semantic, semiotic, signalizing, significant, significative,
signifying, suggestive, symbolic, symbolistic, symbological,
symptomatic, symptomatologic, typical