To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning.
- To provide (a text) with punctuation marks.
- To interrupt periodically: "lectures punctuated by questions and discussions” ( Gilbert Highet). "[There is] a great emptiness in America's West punctuated by Air Force bases” ( Alfred Kazin).
- To stress or emphasize.
- To use punctuation.