punctuate

[puhngk-choo-eyt]
verb (used with object), punctuated, punctuating.
1.
to mark or divide (something written) with punctuation marks in order to make the meaning clear.
2.
to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor's speech.
3.
to give emphasis or force to; emphasize; underline.
verb (used without object), punctuated, punctuating.
4.
to insert or use marks of punctuation.

Origin:
1625–35; < Medieval Latin pūnctuātus (past participle of pūnctuāre to point), derivative of Latin pūnctus a pricking; see punctual

punctuator, noun
nonpunctuating, adjective
repunctuate, verb (used with object), repunctuated, repunctuating.
unpunctuated, adjective
unpunctuating, adjective
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punctuate (ˈpʌŋktjʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (also intr) to insert punctuation marks into (a written text)
2.  to interrupt or insert at frequent intervals: a meeting punctuated by heckling
3.  to give emphasis to
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin punctuāre to prick, from Latin punctum a prick, from pungere to puncture]
 
'punctuator
 
n

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Example sentences
Let me punctuate your readers' points with a couple of other observations.
Someone more grammatically attuned can probably better punctuate those sentence.
The lavish landscape features punctuate the transition from public world to
  private enclave, and promise a community within.
But it should be recognized that, if such sentences are to be written, there is
  only one way to punctuate them.
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