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punctuate

Verb

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

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English

Verb

to punctuate
  1. Add punctuation to
    That occurrence of "its" needs to be punctuated.
  2. vary; interrupt; give structure
    The pristine lawn was punctuated only by the single apple tree in the centre.

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