Punctuate definitions

pŭngk'cho͝o-āt'
To provide (a text) with punctuation marks.
verb
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To occur or interrupt periodically.
verb
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To use punctuation marks.
verb
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1
To stress or emphasize.
verb
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To insert a punctuation mark or marks in.
verb
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1
To use punctuation.
verb
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To break in on here and there; interrupt.

A speech punctuated with applause.

verb
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1
To emphasize; accentuate.
verb
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0
To add punctuation to.

That occurrence of "its" needs to be punctuated.

verb
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To add or to interrupt at regular intervals.

The pristine lawn was punctuated only by the single apple tree in the centre.

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Origin of punctuate

From Medieval Latin punctuare (“to mark with points"), from Latin punctus, perfect passive participle of pungō (“I prick, punch"); see point, and compare punch and punctate.