point out

point out
verb
1. make or write a comment on (Freq. 42)
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he commented the paper of his colleague

Syn: ↑comment, ↑notice, ↑remark
Derivationally related forms: ↑remark (for: ↑remark), ↑notice (for: ↑notice), ↑commentary (for: ↑comment), ↑comment (for: ↑comment)
Hypernyms: ↑note, ↑observe, ↑mention, ↑remark
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s

(for: ↑comment)
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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

(for: ↑comment)
2. point out carefully and clearly (Freq. 7)
Syn: ↑signalize, ↑signalise, ↑call attention
Derivationally related forms: ↑signal (for: ↑signalize)
Hypernyms: ↑indicate, ↑point, ↑designate, ↑show
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. present and urge reasons in opposition (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑remonstrate
Hypernyms: ↑inform
Hyponyms: ↑represent
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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point out [phrasal verb]
1 point out (someone or something) or point (someone or something) out : to direct someone's attention to (someone or something) by pointing

He pointed his girlfriend out in the crowd.

Could you point out the restrooms, please.

We asked her to point out (to us) her country on the map.

He pointed out the houses of famous people as we drove by.

He pointed out the way to the restrooms.

2 point out (something) or point (something) out : to talk about or mention (something that you think is important)

Let me point out [=mention] a few things before we switch topics.

He was quick to point our mistake out.

He pointed out the benefits/importance of daily exercise.

As she likes to point out, she distrusted him from the beginning.

I would like to point out that no one is perfect.

He pointed out that there are several advantages to owning your own home.

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Main Entry:point

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ˌpoint ˈout (to sb) | ˌpoint sthˈout (to sb) derived
to mention sth in order to give sb information about it or make them notice it

She tried in vain to point out to him the unfairness of his actions.

He pointed out the dangers of driving alone.

\point out that…

I should point out that not one of these paintings is original.

+ speech

‘It's not very far,’ she pointed out.

Main entry:pointderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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