point out

phrasal verb
pointed out; pointing out; points out

Definition of point 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.

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“Point out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20out. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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