repunctuate

verb

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

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
repunctuation noun
To this day, repunctuation … remains a prerogative assumed by those editing Shakespeare's texts … Jonathan Crewe

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repunctuate was in 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Repunctuate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repunctuate. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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