verb (used with object)
to mark or divide (something written) with punctuation
marks in order to make the meaning clear.
to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor's speech.
to give emphasis or force
to; emphasize; underline.
verb (used without object)
Origin: 1625–35; Related forms
< Medieval Latin pūnctuātus
(past participle of pūnctuāre
to point), derivative of Latin pūnctus
a pricking; see punctual
repunctuate, verb (used with object), repunctuated, repunctuating.