Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of punctuate
Meaning of punctuate by Wiktionary Dictionary



    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 .

    External links

    • punctuate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • punctuate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of punctuate by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. insert punctuation marks into

    2. interrupt periodically

    3. Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone
    4. to stress, single out as important

    Definition of punctuate by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Punctuate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Punctuated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Punctuating.] [Cf. F. ponctuer. See Punctual.] To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning.