repunctuate

verb
re·​punc·​tu·​ate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpəŋk-chə-ˌwāt How to pronounce repunctuate (audio) \
repunctuated; repunctuating

Definition of repunctuate

transitive verb

: to punctuate (written matter) in a different way repunctuate a manuscript Repunctuate the paragraphs to remove the sentence fragments and fragmentary sentences.— Gerald Nelson and Sidney Greenbaum

Other Words from repunctuate

repunctuation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌpəŋk-​chə-​ˈwā-​shən How to pronounce repunctuation (audio) \ noun
To this day, repunctuation … remains a prerogative assumed by those editing Shakespeare's texts … — Jonathan Crewe

First Known Use of repunctuate

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Repunctuate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repunctuate. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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