Definition of point out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

point out

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Phrasal Verbs

point out somebody

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point out somebody to somebody

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point out something

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point out something to somebody

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point somebody out

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point somebody out to somebody

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point something out

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point something out to somebody

 
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 to stretch your finger out towards somebody/something in order to show somebody which person or thing you are referring to I'll point him out to you next time he comes in. The guide pointed out various historic monuments.

point out (to somebody)

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point somethingout (to somebody)

 
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 to mention something in order to give somebody 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 (to somebody) that… I should point out that not one of these paintings is original. + speech ‘It's not very far,’ she pointed out. Language BankargueVerbs for reporting an opinion Some critics argue that Picasso remained a great master all his life. Others maintain that there is a significant deterioration in quality in his post-war work. Picasso himself claimed that good art is created, but great art is stolen. As Smith has noted, Picasso borrowed imagery from African art. As the author points out, Picasso borrowed imagery from African art. The writer challenges the notion that Picasso’s sculpture was secondary to his painting. It has been suggested that Picasso’s painting was influenced by jazz music.
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