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point someone or something out
to select or indicate someone or something (from a group). Everyone pointed the error out. She pointed out the boy who took her purse.
point out somethingalso point something out
to show or talk about something so others will notice it Angela pointed out some spelling errors in my paper. Researchers point out that fish contain a type of fat that is good for you. We didn't notice the spout of a whale until another passenger on the ship pointed it out.
Identify or bring to notice, as in He pointed out the oldest buildings in the city, or She pointed out an error in our reasoning. [Late 1400s]
To bring something to the attention of others; indicate something: No one likes him because he always points out everyone's mistakes. As we drove by her old house, she pointed it out to me.