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Definition of point out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

point out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

point somebody/somethingout (to somebody)

 
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to stretch your finger out toward someone or something in order to show someone 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 someone 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 his post-war work showed a significant deterioration in quality. 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/Sanchez suggests that Picasso's painting was influenced by jazz music.
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