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punctuate

punc·tu·ate

punctuate

 
 
pronunciation:
puhngk chu eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: punctuated, punctuates, punctuating
definition 1: to place punctuation marks in.
He punctuated the sentence incorrectly.
definition 2: to place at intervals within.
Her song was punctuated with sighs.
similar words:
sprinkle
definition 3: to emphasize; highlight; stress.
similar words:
underscore
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to place punctuation marks in a group of written words.
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derivation: punctuator (n.)
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