punctuate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

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Verb[edit]

punctuate (third-person singular simple present punctuates, present participle punctuating, simple past and past participle punctuated)

  1. to add punctuation to
    That occurrence of "its" needs to be punctuated.
  2. to add or to interrupt at regular intervals
    The pristine lawn was punctuated only by the single apple tree in the centre.
  3. to emphasize, to stress

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

punctuāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of punctuō