indicate - show
talking about evidence and results
You can use indicate and show in a similar way when you are talking about evidence or the results of research.
Evidence indicates that the experiments were unsuccessful.
Research shows that doctors are working harder.
talking about objects
If you show an object to someone, you hold it up or give or take it to them, so that they can look at it. When show has this meaning, it always takes an indirect object. You can say ‘show someone something’ or `show something to someone.
I showed Ayeisha what I had written.
Show your drawing to the teacher.
‘Indicate’ is not usually used with this meaning.