make a point

Meaning(s)

1. make a special and noticeable effort, offer a suggestion

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make a point of saying/showing/doing, I'd like to make a point

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The idiom and phrasal verb to make a point means to argue or present an idea. To make a point also means to ensure to do something or to make sure that something is done.

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  1. When Tony was training his dog, he made a point of giving him treats for good behaviour.
  2. I wanted to make a point about the environment at the meeting but I couldn't get a word in edgeways.

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  1. Helen made a point of highlighting her research into quantum physics during the presentation.
  2. At the end of the presentation, Tom raised his hand and said, I'd like to make a point.
  3. The politician made some strong points in his speech, and the media discussed them for days.

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