区别辨析denote与indicate

这两个动词都有“表示”之意。

denote : 指用符号等表示。

  • The colour red is used to denote passion or danger.
    红色用于表示激情或危险。
  • A very high temperature often denotes a serious illness.
    高烧常常说明病得很重。
  • In this example ‘X’ denotes the time taken and ‘Y’ denotes the distance covered.
    在这个例子中,X表示所用的时间,Y表示所行的距离。

indicate : 指用词语或标记表达较明确的意义。

  • Exploratory investigations have indicated large amounts of oil below the sea bed.
    勘测调查表明海床下有大量的石油。
  • Please indicate which free gift you would like to receive.
    请标出你想要哪种免费礼物。
  • She indicated to me (that) she didn't want me to say anything.
    她向我表示希望我什么都不要说。

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