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punctuateverb [T]

 us   /ˈpʌŋk·tʃuˌeɪt/

punctuate verb [T] (INTERRUPT)

to ​regularlyinterrupt something that is ​happening: His ​comments were punctuated by ​shouts from hecklers.

punctuate verb [T] (MARK TEXT)

to ​placespecialmarks in a ​text that show the ​divisions between ​its different ​parts: I would punctuate that ​sentencedifferently.
(Definition of punctuate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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punctuateverb [T]

uk   /ˈpʌŋk.tjuː.eɪt/  us   /-tuː-/

punctuate verb [T] (ADD PUNCTUATION)

to ​add punctuationmarks (= ​symbols) to writing so that ​people can ​see when a ​sentencestarts and ​finishes, ​see that something is a ​question, etc.

punctuate verb [T] (REPEAT)

formal to ​happen or ​cause something to ​happenrepeatedly while something ​else is ​happening; to ​interrupt something ​repeatedly: The ​presidentspoke at ​length in a ​speech punctuated byapplause. He ​chattedfreely, punctuating his ​remarks as often as ​possible with the interviewer's first ​name.
(Definition of punctuate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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