Synonyms of point in English

: point1point2

point1


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See Spanish definition of punta

noun

1‘the point of a knitting needle’

SYNONYMS
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

Synonyms of point in English

: point1point2

point2


See US English definition of point

See UK English definition of point

See Spanish definition of punta

noun

1‘the ship rounded the point’

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

Phrases

    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
    on the point of

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


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

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


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    accuse, blame, denounce, inform against, blacken the name of
    incriminate, implicate, involve
    entrap
    informal frame, set up, pin the blame on, stick the blame on, rat on
    British informal grass on, fit up
    archaic inculpate
    point of view

    1‘they expressed different points of view’


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    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
    beside the point

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


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    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
    to the point

    ‘his observations were concise and to the point’


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    relevant, pertinent, apposite, germane, applicable, apropos, appropriate, apt, fitting, suitable, material, connected, related, linked
    ad rem
    rare appurtenant
    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
    point something out

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


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    identify, show, designate, call attention to, draw attention to, direct attention to, indicate, specify, detail, mention, refer to, allude to, touch on
    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
    make a point of

    ‘he made a point of reading all the reviews’


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

    ‘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