Synonyms of point in English:

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  • 1 the point of a knitting needle
    tip, sharp end, tapered end, end, extremity;
    prong, spike, tine, nib, barb
  • 2 the dark surface of the ocean was studded with points of light
    pinpoint, dot, spot, speck, fleck, mark
  • 3 a prearranged meeting point
  • 4 at this point in her life, what she needs is a bit of romance
    time, stage, juncture, period, phase;
    moment in time, moment, instant
  • 5 when it came to the point he would probably do what was expected of him
    decisive moment, critical moment, moment of truth, point of no return, crunch, crux, zero hour
  • 6 tension between them had reached such a point that they barely spoke
    level, degree, stage, pitch, extent, height
  • 7 you have ignored a number of important points
    detail, item, particular, fact, thing, piece of information, idea, argument, consideration, factor, element, aspect, regard, respect;
    (points) informaldeets
  • 8 it took her a long time to get to the point
    most important fact, main point, central point, essential point, essence, nub, focal point, salient point, heart of the matter, keynote, core, pith, marrow, meat, crux;
    informal brass tacks, nitty-gritty
  • 9 what's the point of telling me this?
    purpose, aim, object, objective, goal, intention, end, design, reason, use, utility, sense, motive, value, advantage
  • 10 she had to admit he had his good points
  • Phrases

    beside the point
    his comments seem to me to be beside the point
    irrelevant, immaterial, unimportant, not to the point, neither here nor there, nothing to do with it, not pertinent, not germane, off the subject, inapposite, inconsequential, incidental, pointless, out of place, wide of the mark, unconnected, peripheral, tangential, extraneous, extrinsic
    case in point
    a good case in point is distance learning
    example, instance, case, representative case, typical case, illustration, specimen, sample, exemplar, exemplification, occasion, occurrence
    in point of fact
    make a point of
    he made a point of reading all the reviews
    make an effort to, go out of one's way to, put/place emphasis on
    on the point of
    she was on the point of saying something, but changed her mind
    just about to, on the verge of, about to, going to, on the brink of, ready to, all set to
    point of view
  • 1 they expressed different points of view
    opinion, view, belief, attitude, feeling, sentiment, way of thinking, way of looking at it, thoughts, ideas
  • to the point
    his observations were concise and to the point
    Latin ad rem
    up to a point
    this is true, but only up to a point
    partly, to some extent, to a certain extent, to some degree, to a certain degree, in part, somewhat, partially, not totally, not entirely, not wholly
    informal ish


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  • 1 she drew a revolver and pointed it at him
    aim, direct, level, train;
    North American  draw/get a bead on
  • 2 all the evidence pointed to his guilt
    indicate, suggest, be evidence of, evidence, signal, signify, denote, be symptomatic of, be a sign/symptom of, reveal, manifest
    literary bespeak, betoken
  • Phrases

    point the finger at
    this is not to point the finger at any one political leader
    blame, accuse, denounce, inform against, blacken the name of;
    incriminate, implicate, involve;
    informal frame, set up, stick/pin the blame on, grass on, rat on
    British informal fit up
    archaic inculpate
    point something out
    the flaws in the plan have already been pointed out
    identify, show, designate, draw/call attention to, direct attention to, indicate, specify, detail, mention, refer to, allude to, touch on
    point something up
    studies are pointing up the value of specific vitamins
    emphasize, highlight, draw attention to, accentuate, underline, underscore, turn the spotlight on, spotlight, foreground, put/lay emphasis on, stress, give prominence to, play up, focus attention on, accent, bring to the fore
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  • the ship rounded the point
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