point to

phrasal verb

pointed to; pointing to; points to
: to direct attention to (someone or something) by moving one's finger or an object held in one's hand in a particular direction
She pointed to me and asked me to stand up.
: to mention or refer to (something) as a way of supporting an argument or claim
The prosecution is unable to point to anything that proves its case.
I can point to several past accomplishments that show that I can perform the job well.
: to show that something is true or probably true
All the evidence points to him as the murderer.
Her symptoms point to diabetes.

Examples of point to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the links also pointed to a Telegram channel bent on collecting the same data. Alexandra S. Levine, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Jack Sara, president of Bethlehem Bible College, pointed to how the plight of Palestinian Christians doesn’t seem to be heard by many U.S. evangelicals, who see in muscular Jewish supremacy over the Holy Land a pathway for their own messianic vision. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 Index futures pointed to another sleepy day in the stock market. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 28 Nov. 2023 Coach Darvin Ham pointed to a lack of competitive spirit and to some head-hanging after Philadelphia opened the game hot from three-point range. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 But Tomic also points to other economic factors that could drive down home prices, such as interest-rate cuts from the Federal Reserve, or, more ominously, an increase in layoffs and unemployment forcing homeowners to sell. Bysydney Lake, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 Highlighting the absurdity of the idea, Dennis points to the fact that Trump is, at this very moment, running campaign ads in Iowa taking credit for the destruction of Roe v. Wade. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 27 Nov. 2023 National Security Council spokesman John Kirby pointed to the U.S. efforts to disrupt Al Qaeda and the Islamic State terrorist group, a day after Biden said Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza would only end once the militant group was no longer a threat. NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 The president’s advisers pointed to Democratic gains in this month’s elections as evidence that the party and its standard-bearer are in fine shape. Adam Nagourney, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Point to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20to. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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