Meaning of “point sth out” in the English Dictionary

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"point sth out" in British English

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point sth out

phrasal verb with point uk /pɔɪnt/ us /pɔɪnt/ verb

B2 to tell someone about some information, often because you believe they do not know it or have forgotten it:

[ + that ] He was planning to book a rock-climbing holiday, till I pointed out that Denis is afraid of heights.
[ + question word ] I feel I should point out how dangerous it is.

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  • She was quick to point out that it wasn't her fault.
  • They credited my account with $20 after I pointed out the error.
  • The mechanic pointed out the repair on the front of my car.
  • The curator guided us round the gallery, pointing out the most famous paintings in the collection.
  • A couple of alert readers wrote in to the paper pointing out the mistake.

(Definition of “point sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"point sth out" in Business English

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point sth out

phrasal verb with point uk /pɔɪnt/ us verb [ I or T ]

to tell someone about something, often because you think that they do not know it or have forgotten it:

point out that I'd like to point out that the stock rose as high as $16 in April.

(Definition of “point sth out” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)