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English definition of “punctuate”


verb [T] (REPEAT)    /ˈpʌŋk.tjuː.eɪt/ US  /-tuː-/ formal
to happen or cause something to happen repeatedly while something else is happening ; to interrupt something repeatedly : The president spoke at length in a speech punctuated by applause . He chatted freely , punctuating his remarks as often as possible with the interviewer's first name .Interrupting and preventing from speakingRepeating an action
(Definition of punctuate verb (REPEAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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