- to compute an income-tax return by listing separately all assets, credits, allowable deductions, losses, etc.
Also especially British, i·tem·ise.
Origin of itemize
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Examples from the Web for itemize
But the president could have chosen not to itemize his giving, or to give that money to the U.S. Treasury, as many people do.The Obama Rule: Do as the President Says, Not as He Does
April 23, 2013
Only about one-third of Americans itemize their deductions, and they are mostly the well off.Let's Chat about Deductions
December 10, 2012
They tend to advantage wealthier taxpayers (who are more likely to itemize) and corporations.End the Tax-Break Scam
May 8, 2011
I itemize what struck me as being their real, if unuttered trend.A Case in Camera
In any report of a wedding, it is proper to itemize the plunder.The Sheriff of Badger
George B. Pattullo
So I propose allowing all taxpayers, whether they itemize or not, to deduct their charitable contributions.
It is unnecessary to itemize in detail what passed from that time until I reached Ontario.Two Months in the Camp of Big Bear
The original method was to itemize all transactions in the ledger, but the present custom is to post the totals only.
- (tr) to put on a list or make a list of
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Word Origin and History for itemize
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