point to

phrasal verb
pointed to; pointing to; points to

Definition of point to

1 : 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.
2 : 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.
3 : to show that something is true or probably true All the evidence points to him as the murderer. Her symptoms point to diabetes.

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“Point to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20to. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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