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italicize

[ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal-] /ɪˈtæl əˌsaɪz, aɪˈtæl-/
verb (used with object), italicized, italicizing.
1.
to print in italic type.
2.
to underscore with a single line, as in indicating italics.
verb (used without object), italicized, italicizing.
3.
to use italics.
Also, especially British, italicise.
Origin of italicize
1785-1795
1785-95; italic + -ize
Related forms
italicization, noun
unitalicized, adjective
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  • Inconsistencies in italicization and capitalization have been retained.

    A Kut Prisoner H. C. W. Bishop
  • Inconsistent hyphenation and italicization have been retained as-is within the text.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • All errors and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, and italicization have been retained, except as noted below.

British Dictionary definitions for italicization

italicize

/ɪˈtælɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
to print (textual matter) in italic type
2.
(transitive) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics
Derived Forms
italicization, italicisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for italicization

italicize

v.

"to print in italics" (for emphasis, etc.), 1795, from italic + -ize. Related: Italicized; italicizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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