Meaning of “punctuate” in the English Dictionary

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punctuateverb [ T ]

us /ˈpʌŋk·tʃuˌeɪt/

punctuate verb [ T ] (INTERRUPT)

to regularly interrupt something that is happening:

His comments were punctuated by shouts from hecklers.

punctuate verb [ T ] (MARK TEXT)

to place special marks in a text that show the divisions between its different parts:

I would punctuate that sentence differently.

(Definition of “punctuate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)