Meaning of punctuate

punc•tu•ate

Pronunciation: (pungk'ch-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to mark or divide (something written) with punctuation marks in order to make the meaning clear.
  2. to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor's speech.
  3. to give emphasis or force to; emphasize; underline.
—v.i.
  1. to insert or use marks of punctuation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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