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point to

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to serve as a sign or indication of something.
These findings point to the possibility that life may have existed on that planet.All the evidence points to her being guilty.These recent incidents point to the need for greater safety precautions.The preliminary results of the experiment point to a potential breakthrough.
definition 2: to indicate something as evidence or support for what one is arguing or claiming.
In support of her argument, she pointed to the fact that air quality had, in fact, improved in the city.In claiming she was messy, he pointed to the fact that her clothes were all over the floor.He pointed to the results of numerous studies in support of his thesis.