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Definition 1: insert punctuation marks into - [verb of change]

Synonyms for punctuate in the sense of this definition

(punctuate is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) put quote marks around

"Here the author is quoting his colleague"

Definition 2: interrupt periodically - [verb of change]

Samples where punctuate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone

(punctuate is a kind of ...) make a break in

"We interrupt the program for the following messages"

Definition 3: to stress, single out as important - [verb of communication]

Samples where punctuate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Synonyms for punctuate in the sense of this definition

(punctuate is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) understate the importance or quality of

"he played down his royal ancestry"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) direct attention to, as if by means of contrast

"This dress accentuates your nice figure!" "I set off these words by brackets"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) emphasize anew

"The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) pay special attention to

"The lectures bore down on the political background"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence

"Speakers topicalize more often than they realize" "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) emphasize, especially by identification

"This novel points up the racial problems in England"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something

"drive home a point or an argument" "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"

(... is a kind of punctuate ) give extra weight to (a communication)

"Her gesture emphasized her words"

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