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1. punctuate

verb. ['ˈpʌŋktʃuːˌeɪt'] insert punctuation marks into.

Synonyms

  • quote
  • mark

Antonyms

  • implicit
  • local
  • slow

Etymology

  • punctuare (Latin)
  • punctus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Punctuate

  • attenuate
  • devaluate
  • effectuate
  • evaluate
  • evaluate
  • extenuate
  • graduate
  • infatuate
  • reevaluate
  • self-perpetuate
  • situate

Example sentences of the word punctuate


1. Verb, base form
There's nothing quite like a gorgeous countertop to punctuate a great kitchen design.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The final touch to the faux birch is the small black notches that punctuate the bark.

2. punctuate

verb. ['ˈpʌŋktʃuːˌeɪt'] interrupt periodically.

Synonyms

  • disrupt
  • cut off
  • interrupt

Antonyms

  • hide
  • negate
  • disprove
  • affirm

Etymology

  • punctuare (Latin)
  • punctus (Latin)

3. punctuate

verb. ['ˈpʌŋktʃuːˌeɪt'] to stress, single out as important.

Synonyms

  • background
  • accent
  • express
  • downplay
  • show
  • re-emphasize
  • ram home
  • set off
  • point up
  • emphasize
  • bring out
  • underline
  • press home
  • drive home
  • underscore
  • bear down
  • stress
  • accentuate
  • re-emphasise
  • evince
  • play down
  • emphasise

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • contraindicate
  • disappear
  • arrive

Etymology

  • punctuare (Latin)
  • punctus (Latin)
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