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Meaning of PUNCTUATE

Pronunciation:  'pungktyû`eyt

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

PUNCTUATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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