Definitions for: Punctuate


[v] insert punctuation marks into
[v] interrupt periodically; "Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone"
[v] to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet."



Webster (1913) Definition: Punc"tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punctuated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Punctuating.] [Cf. F. ponctuer. See
Punctual.]
To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses,
etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in
expressing the meaning.

Synonyms: accent, accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, mark, stress

See Also: add, background, bear down, break up, bring out, cut off, disrupt, downplay, drive home, evince, express, interrupt, play down, point up, press home, quote, ram home, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, set off, show, underline, underscore

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