point out

phrasal verb

pointed out; pointing out; points out
1
: to direct someone's attention to (someone or something) by pointing
He pointed his girlfriend out (to me) in the crowd.
Could you point out the restrooms, please.
2
: to talk about or mention (something that one thinks is important)
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.

Examples of point out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eighteen years later, during the first Gulf War, a conflict in which technology had a starring role, the United States had no drones, the authors point out, other than those that the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps imported from Israel. Shashank Joshi, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 In point of fact, as Nikki Haley later pointed out, Michael is deployed to Djibouti, serving in the South Carolina National Guard. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 19 Feb. 2024 Even after Hutchinson pointed out that all the cabins were on the same circular drive and clearly numbered, Gaetz persisted, until McCarthy shooed him away. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 The University of Cincinnati financial aid office also points out that some federal student aid programs will now be limited to students (and families) whose SAI falls within a specific range. Robert Farrington, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Skeptics point out that the country’s cultural heritage is still stuck in a pattern mapped out by their colonizers. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2024 The timing is especially ripe now, Payne pointed out, as Gen Zers are more likely to consider replacing their alcoholic drink with a non-alcoholic one. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 18 Feb. 2024 City officials frequently point out that many other California cities receive more tax revenue per resident than San Diego. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2024 The president of the Institute for Free Speech, a conservative nonprofit in Washington, also wrote an opinion article in the Statesman supporting anti-SLAPP legislation and pointing out that Idaho is one of only a few states that doesn’t already have those protections. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 16 Feb. 2024 See More

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“Point out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20out. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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