repunctuate

verb re·punc·tu·ate \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpəŋk-chə-ˌwāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of repunctuate

repunctuated; repunctuating
: 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

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

First Known Use of repunctuate

1855

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