I personally think "to raise a point" means "to mention some point of interest" while "to make a point" means "to state or demonstrate something of particular interest" but I'm in a conversation with someone insisting both mean the latter to them.

Which non-American English dialects (or possibly even regional American dialects) abide by this other person's usage of those two idioms?

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    Too bad this is opinion-based, because I have an opinion (-: Raising a point just introduces the point into the conversation. Making a point involves an attempt to convince others of its validity.
    – Jim Mack
    Apr 17, 2021 at 15:27
  • Your perception is the same as mine; your conversational partner hasn't ever given much thought to language, it appears. Let alone metaphors for it. Apr 17, 2021 at 15:41
  • If it was just a hint, it could even be dropped instead of raised. That's "English as she is spoke" for ya.
    – Lawrence
    Apr 17, 2021 at 18:12


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