in·di·cate (nd-kt) KEY
indi·cat·ed, indi·cat·ing, indi·cates
Latin indicre, indict-, to show, from index, forefinger, indicator; see deik- in Indo-European roots
indi·ca·tory (-k-tôr, -tr) KEY (Adjective)
indicate, argue, attest, bespeak, betoken, testify, witness
These verbs mean to give grounds for supposing or inferring the existence or presence of something: a fever indicating illness; a shabby house that argues poverty; paintings that attest the artist's genius; disorder that bespeaks negligence; melting snows that betoken spring floods; a comment testifying ignorance; a stunned silence that witnessed his shock.