Synonyms of point in English

: point1point2

point1


See definition of point

noun

1‘the point of a knitting needle’

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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’

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pinpoint, dot, spot, speck, fleck, mark

3‘a prearranged meeting point’

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place, position, location, site, spot, area, locality, locale

technical locus

4‘at this point in her life, what she needs is a bit of romance’

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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’

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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’

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level, degree, stage, pitch, extent, height

7‘you have ignored a number of important points’

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detail, item, particular, fact, thing, piece of information, idea, argument, consideration, factor, element, aspect, regard, respect

subject, issue, topic, question, matter

informal deets

8‘it took her a long time to get to the point’

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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

meaning, significance, signification, import, gist, substance, drift, thrust, burden, theme, sense, moral, relevance, tenor

informal brass tacks, nitty-gritty

9‘what's the point of telling me this?’

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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’

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attribute, characteristic, feature, trait, quality, property, aspect, facet, side

streak, peculiarity, idiosyncrasy


verb

1‘she drew a revolver and pointed it at him’

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aim, direct, level, train

North American draw a bead on, get a bead on

2‘all the evidence pointed to his guilt’

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indicate, suggest, be evidence of, evidence, signal, signify, denote, be symptomatic of, be a sign of, be a symptom of, reveal, manifest

literary bespeak, betoken


Synonyms of point in English

: point1point2

point2


See definition of point

noun

1‘the ship rounded the point’

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promontory, headland, head, foreland, cape, peninsula, bluff, ness, horn, bill


Phrases

    beside the point

      ‘his comments seem to me to be beside the point’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

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      example, instance, case, representative case, typical case, illustration, specimen, sample, exemplar, exemplification, occasion, occurrence

    in point of fact

      ‘in point of fact nothing at all has been laid on’

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      in fact, as a matter of fact, actually, in actual fact, really, in reality, as it happens, in truth, to tell the truth, truly

    make a point of

      ‘he made a point of reading all the reviews’

      SYNONYMS

      make an effort to, go out of one's way to, place emphasis on, put emphasis on

    on the point of

      ‘she was on the point of saying something, but changed her mind’

      SYNONYMS

      just about to, on the verge of, about to, going to, on the brink of, ready to, all set to

      point
    point of view

      1‘they expressed different points of view’

      SYNONYMS

      opinion, view, belief, attitude, feeling, sentiment, way of thinking, way of looking at it, thoughts, ideas

      2‘try and see things from his point of view’

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      position, perspective, viewpoint, standpoint, angle, slant, outlook, stand, stance, vantage point, side, frame of reference

    to the point

      ‘his observations were concise and to the point’

      SYNONYMS

      relevant, pertinent, apposite, germane, applicable, apropos, appropriate, apt, fitting, suitable, material, connected, related, linked

      ad rem

      rare

      appurtenant

    up to a point

      ‘this is true, but only up to a point’

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      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

    point the finger at

      ‘this is not to point the finger at any one political leader’

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      blame, accuse, denounce, inform against, blacken the name of

      incriminate, implicate, involve

      entrap

      frame, set up, pin the blame on, stick the blame on, grass on, rat on

      British

      fit up

      archaic

      inculpate

    point something out

      ‘the flaws in the plan have already been pointed out’

      SYNONYMS

      identify, show, designate, call attention to, draw 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’

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      emphasize, highlight, draw attention to, accentuate, underline, underscore, turn the spotlight on, spotlight, foreground, lay emphasis on, put emphasis on, stress, give prominence to, play up, focus attention on, accent, bring to the fore