Indicate and Instruct


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Indicate verb – To serve as a sign or symptom of.
Instruct and indicate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Instruct" instead a verb "Indicate".
Nearby Words: indication, indicator, indicative, indicating, indicatory
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Instruct verb – To cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field.
Indicate and instruct are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Indicate" instead a verb "Instruct".
Nearby Words: instruction, instructor, instructive, instructing
Synonyms for Instruct

Common collocations

person indicate person instruct person
people indicate people instruct people
someone indicate someone instruct someone
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