Meaning of “point to/towards sth” in the English Dictionary

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"point to/towards sth" in British English

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point to/towards sth

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

to make it seem likely that a particular fact is true or that a particular event will happen:

All the evidence points to suicide.

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  • The latest research is already pointing towards more efficient solutions.
  • All the indicators are pointing towards a June election.
  • Much of the evidence points towards the victim's own mother.
  • The evidence clearly points to Anderson as the guilty party.
  • Recent changes in the weather pattern point towards the consequences of global warming.

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

"point to/towards sth" in Business English

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point to/towards sth

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

to make it seem likely that a particular fact is true or that a particular event will happen:

All the evidence seemed to point to the fact that he had been lying.

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