point out


point out
point out (something) to show or talk about something so others will notice it.

Angela pointed out some spelling errors in my paper.

Researchers point out that fish contain a type of fat that is good for you.

We didn't notice the spout of a whale until another passenger on the ship pointed it out.


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  • point out — [v] call attention to advert, allude, bring up, denote, designate, identify, indicate, mention, refer, remind, reveal, show, specify; concepts 49,73,261 Ant. distract …   New thesaurus

  • point out — verb 1. make or write a comment on (Freq. 42) he commented the paper of his colleague • Syn: ↑comment, ↑notice, ↑remark • Derivationally related forms: ↑remark (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • point out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you point out an object or place, you make people look at it or show them where it is. [V n P] They kept standing up to take pictures and point things out to each other... [V P n (not pron)] They d already driven along the… …   English dictionary

  • point out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms point out : present tense I/you/we/they point out he/she/it points out present participle pointing out past tense pointed out past participle pointed out 1) to show someone who a person is or where something… …   English dictionary

  • point out — Synonyms and related words: address to, advert, advert to, allude, allude to, assign, be taken as, bring to attention, bring to notice, bring up, call attention to, cite, conduct to, denominate, denote, designate, determine, direct attention to,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • point out — phr verb Point out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑critic, ↑report, ↑sceptic, ↑writer Point out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑direction, ↑discrepancy, ↑error, ↑fault, ↑feature, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • point out — v. 1) (B) she pointed out the sights to us 2) (L; to) they pointed out (to us) that such investments would be risky * * * (B) she point outed out the sights to us (L; to) they point outed out (to us) that such investments would be risky …   Combinatory dictionary

  • point out — {v.} 1. To show by pointing with the finger; point to; make clear the location of. * /The guide pointed out the principal sights of the city./ 2. To bring to notice; call to attention; explain. * /The policeman pointed out that the law forbids… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • point out — {v.} 1. To show by pointing with the finger; point to; make clear the location of. * /The guide pointed out the principal sights of the city./ 2. To bring to notice; call to attention; explain. * /The policeman pointed out that the law forbids… …   Dictionary of American idioms