Point and Tell


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Point verb – Be a signal for or a symptom of.
Usage example: Her behavior points to a severe neurosis

Tell and point are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Point".
Nearby Words: pointed, pointless, pointer, pointing, pointedly
Synonyms for Point


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Point and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Point" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

person point person tell person
time point time tell time
player point player tell player
times point times tell times

Both words in one sentence

  • In a bit of an inversion, when Bilbo Baggins balks at getting hired as a "burglar" in The Hobbit, the dwarves miss the point and tell him he can be an "expert treasure hunter" instead.
  • This came from the Ellery Queen books, where the authors would stop at some point and tell you that you now had enough clues to prove who the murderer was.
    Source: The Summation
  • I was going to go on from this point and tell you exactly who V really is, but I'm afraid that I've run out of room.
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