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Synonyms for pointing

Verb

1. indicate, point, designate, show, inform
usage: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents"
2. orient, point, lie
usage: be oriented; "The weather vane points North"; "the dancers toes pointed outward"
3. charge, level, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct
usage: direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
4. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise, control, command
usage: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
5. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal, tell
usage: be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
6. luff, point, sail
usage: sail close to the wind
7. point, tag, label, mark
usage: mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
8. point, tag, label, mark
usage: mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
9. point, tag, label, mark
usage: mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
10. point, be
usage: be positionable in a specified manner; "The gun points with ease"
11. target, aim, place, direct, point, aim, take, train, take aim, direct
usage: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
12. point, indicate, point, designate, show
usage: indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle; "the dog pointed the dead duck"
13. sharpen, taper, point, change shape, change form, deform
usage: give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
14. point, repoint, repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
usage: repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
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