- to use italics.
Also especially British, i·tal·i·cise.
Origin of italicize
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Examples from the Web for italicize
Her movements were so rare that they might have been said to italicize her words.The Touchstone
In resolutions, italicize the word Resolved, but not the word Whereas.Why We Punctuate
William Livingston Klein
I italicize the word innumerable, as I use it in its exact value.What Shall We Do?
He was a misanthrope, and to italicize his misanthropy he had made himself a juggler.The Man Who Laughs
I italicize the heart of the phrase, because it is italicized in my memory.Your United States
- to print (textual matter) in italic type
- (tr) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics
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Word Origin and History for italicize
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