HyperDic: punctuate

English > 3 senses of the word punctuate:
VERBchangepunctuate, markinsert punctuation marks into
communicationpunctuate, stress, emphasize, emphasise, accent, accentuateto stress, single out as important
changepunctuateinterrupt periodically
punctuate > pronunciation
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English > punctuate: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaninginsert punctuation marks into.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Narrowerquoteput quote marks around
Broaderaddmake an addition (to)
Nounspunctuationthe use of certain marks to clarify meaning / meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
punctuationthe marks used to clarify meaning / meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
English > punctuate: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTo stress, single out as important.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsstress, emphasize, emphasise, accent, accentuate
Narrowerbackground, play down, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of
bear downpay special attention to
bring out, set offdirect attention to, as if by means of contrast
drive home, ram home, press homemake clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something
point upemphasize, especially by identification
re-emphasise, re-emphasizeemphasize anew
topicalizeemphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseGive extra weight to (a communication)
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
Spanishacentuar, enfatizar, puntuar, recalcar, remarcar, resaltar, subrayar
Catalanaccentuar, emfasitzar, emfatitzar, recalcar, remarcar
English > punctuate: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaninginterrupt periodically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone"
Broaderinterrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offmake a break / break in

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