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Difference between Give points to someone and Make points with someone

give points to someone

1. offer an advantage to a contender:

  • Does the system give more “points” to an applicant who has a higher level degree?

2. be considerably better than another person:

  • She could give points to many younger women and beat them.

Cf.: give point to something—make smth. more effective:

  • His clever illustrations certainly gave point to his argument.

make points with someone —(sl.) gain favor with a person:

  • I believe this is window dressing for our politicians. They are trying to make points with the electorate…