Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de point

(substantivo) 
Definition
the essential idea in an argument or discussion
You have missed the main point of my argument.
Sinônimos
essence
Some claim that Ireland's very essence is expressed through its language.
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meaning
I became more aware of the symbols and their meanings.
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subject
It was I who first raised the subject of moving to Canada.
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question
The whole question of aid is a tricky political one.
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matter
This conflict forms the matter of the play.
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heart
The heart of the problem is supply and demand.
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theme
The novel's central theme is obsession.
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import
I have already spoken about the import of his speech.
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text
His work served as the text of secret debates.
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core
He has the ability to get straight to the core of a problem.
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drift
She was beginning to get his drift.
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thrust
The main thrust of the film is its examination of religious values.
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marrow
the very marrow of his being
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crux
He said the crux of the matter was economic policy.
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gist
He related the gist of his conversation to us.
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main idea
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nub
That, I think, is the nub of the problem.
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(substantivo) 
Definition
a reason or aim
What's the point of all these questions?
Sinônimos
purpose
The purpose of the occasion was to raise money for charity.
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aim
a research programme that has failed to achieve its aim
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object
The object of the exercise is to raise money for charity.
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use
You will no longer have a use for the car.
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end
another policy designed to achieve the same end
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reason
There is a reason for every important thing that happens.
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goal
The goal is to raise as much money as possible.
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design
Is there some design in having him here?
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intention
She announced her intention of standing for parliament.
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objective
His objective was to play golf and win.
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utility
He inwardly questioned the utility of his work.
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intent
a statement of intent on arms control
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motive
Police have ruled out robbery as a motive for the killing.
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usefulness
His interest lay in the usefulness of his work.
(substantivo) 
Definition
a characteristic
The most interesting point about the village is its religion.
Sinônimos
aspect
Climate affects every aspect of our lives.
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detail
I recall every detail of the party.
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feature
The gardens are a special feature of this property.
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side
He is in charge of the civilian side of the UN mission.
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quality
He wanted to introduce mature people with leadership qualities.
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property
A radio signal has both electrical and magnetic properties.
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particular
The nurses at the admission desk asked for her particulars.
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respect
He's simply wonderful in every respect.
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item
The other item on the agenda is the tour.
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characteristic
Genes determine the characteristics of every living thing.
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topic
They offer tips on topics such as home safety.
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attribute
He has every attribute a footballer could want.
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trait
Creativity is a human trait.
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facet
The website documents every facet of the director's career.
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peculiarity
a strange peculiarity of the university system
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(substantivo) 
Definition
a location or position
The town square is a popular meeting point for tourists.
Sinônimos
place
the place where the temple actually stood
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area
the large number of community groups in the area
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position
The ship's position was reported to the coastguard.
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station
Police said the bomb was buried in the sand near a lifeguard station.
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site
the site of Moses' tomb
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spot
They returned to the remote spot where they had left him.
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location
the city's newest luxury hotel has a beautiful location.
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locality
Such a locality is popularly referred to as a `hot spot'.
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locale
An amusement park is the perfect locale for adventures.
(substantivo) 
Definition
a moment
At this point, Diana arrived.
Sinônimos
moment
At this moment a car stopped outside the house.
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time
It seemed like a good time to tell her.
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stage
the final stage of the tour
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period
a period of a few months
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phase
The crisis is entering a crucial phase.
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instant
At the same instant, she flung open the car door.
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juncture
We're at a critical juncture.
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moment in time
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very minute
(substantivo) 
Definition
a specific condition or degree
It got to the point where he had to leave.
Sinônimos
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level
in order according to their level of difficulty
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position
He's going to be in a difficult position if things go badly.
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condition
The government has to encourage people to better their condition.
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degree
They achieved varying degrees of success.
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pitch
Tensions have reached such a pitch in the area that the army have been called in.
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circumstance
They say they will never, under any circumstances, be the first to use force.
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extent
The full extent of the losses was revealed yesterday.
(substantivo) 
Definition
the sharp tip of anything
the point of a knife
Sinônimos
end
He tapped the ends of his fingers together.
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tip
She poked and shifted things with the tip of her walking stick.
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sharp end
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spike
a 15-foot wall topped with iron spikes
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apex
She led me up a gloomy corridor to the apex of the pyramid.
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nib
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tine
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prong
Mark the loaf with the prongs of a fork.
(substantivo) 
Definition
a single unit for measuring something such as value, or of scoring in a game
Sort the answers out and add up the points.
Sinônimos
score
So what is the score anyway?
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tally
They do not keep a tally of visitors to the palace.
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mark
Sales have sailed past the one million mark in the space of just 28 days.
(substantivo) 
Definition
a headland
a long point of land reaching southwards into the sea
Sinônimos
headland
The headland south of Coolum has walking trails.
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head
a ship off the beach head
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cape
voyages of exploration round the Cape
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ness (archaic)
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promontory
a promontory jutting out into the bay
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foreland
10 (substantivo) 
Definition
a dot or tiny mark
a point of light in an otherwise dark world
Sinônimos
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mark
The dogs rub against the walls and make dirty marks.
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spot
The floorboards were covered with white spots.
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dot
a small black dot in the middle
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fleck
His hair is dark grey with flecks of ginger.
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speck
There is a speck of blood by his ear.
11 (substantivo) 
Definition
a dot used as a decimal point or a full stop
Sinônimos
full stop
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(verbo) 
Definition
to direct or face in a specific direction
He pointed the gun at them.
Sinônimos
aim
He was aiming the rifle at me.
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level
She levelled her gaze on the summit.
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train
She trained her binoculars on the horizon.
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direct
He directed the tiny beam of light at the roof.
(verbo) 
Definition
to direct or face in a specific direction
He controlled the car until it was pointing forwards again.
Sinônimos
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look
The terrace looks onto the sea.
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(verbo) 
Sinônimos
sharpen
He started to sharpen his knife.
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expressões idiomáticas

See beside the point

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related phobia aichurophobia

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of apex
Definition
the highest point
She led me up a gloomy corridor to the apex of the pyramid.
Sinônimos
highest point,
top,
tip,
in the sense of area
Definition
a section, part, or region
the large number of community groups in the area
Sinônimos
in the sense of attribute
Definition
a quality or feature representative of a person or thing
He has every attribute a footballer could want.

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Tesauro para point do Collins Tesauro Inglês
Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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