point something up

point something up
EMPHASIZE, highlight, draw attention to, accentuate, underline, spotlight, foreground, put emphasis on, stress, play up, accent, bring to the fore.
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ˌpoint sthˈup derived
(formal) to emphasize sth so that it becomes more noticeable
Syn: highlight

The conference merely pointed up divisions in the party.

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