AskDefine | Define hyphenate

Dictionary Definition

hyphenate v : divide or connect with a hyphen; "hyphenate these words and names" [syn: hyphen]

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  1. To break a word at the end of a line according to the hyphenation rules by adding a hyphen on the end of the line.


  1. A person with multiple duties or abilities, such as "writer-director", "actor-model", or "singer-songwriter".


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

analyze, bracket, citizen, citizen by adoption, conjugate, cosmopolitan, cosmopolite, decline, hyphenated American, immigrant, inflect, mark, metic, national, naturalized citizen, nonnative citizen, parenthesize, parse, point, punctuate, subject
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