Synonyms of point in English:



  • 2 the dark surface of the ocean was studded with points of light
    pinpoint, dot, spot, speck, fleck, mark
  • 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


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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


beside the point

his comments seem to me to be beside the point irrelevantimmaterialunimportantnot to the pointneither here nor therenothing to do with itnot pertinentnot germaneoff the subjectinappositeinconsequentialincidentalpointlessout of placewide of the markunconnectedperipheraltangentialextraneousextrinsic

case in point

a good case in point is distance learning exampleinstancecaserepresentative casetypical caseillustrationspecimensampleexemplarexemplificationoccasionoccurrence

in point of fact

in point of fact nothing at all has been laid on in factas a matter of factactuallyin actual factreallyin realityas it happensin truthto tell the truthtruly

make a point of

he made a point of reading all the reviews make an effort togo out of one's way toput/place emphasis on

on the point of

she was on the point of saying something, but changed her mind just about toon the verge ofabout togoing toon the brink ofready toall set to

point of view

to the point

his observations were concise and to the point relevantpertinentappositegermaneapplicableaproposappropriateaptfittingsuitablematerialconnectedrelatedlinkedLatinad rem rareappurtenant

up to a point

this is true, but only up to a point partlyto some extentto a certain extentto some degreeto a certain degreein partsomewhatpartiallynot totallynot entirelynot wholly informalish


point the finger at

this is not to point the finger at any one political leader blameaccusedenounceinform againstblacken the name ofincriminateimplicateinvolveentrap informalframeset upstick/pin the blame ongrass onrat onBritish informalfit up archaicinculpate

point something out

the flaws in the plan have already been pointed out identifyshowdesignatedraw/call attention todirect attention toindicatespecifydetailmentionrefer toallude totouch on

point something up

studies are pointing up the value of specific vitamins emphasizehighlightdraw attention toaccentuateunderlineunderscoreturn the spotlight onspotlightforegroundput/lay emphasis onstressgive prominence toplay upfocus attention onaccentbring to the fore

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