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[jur-nl-ahyz] /ˈdʒɜr nlˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), journalized, journalizing.
to tell or relate as one would in keeping a journal.
to enter or record in a journal.
(in double-entry bookkeeping) to enter in a journal, preparatory to posting to the ledger.
verb (used without object), journalized, journalizing.
to keep or make entries in a journal.
Also, especially British, journalise.
Origin of journalize
First recorded in 1760-70; journal + -ize
Related forms
journalization, noun
journalizer, noun
unjournalized, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After dinner, I lay down on the couch, with the Dial in my hand as a soporific, and had a short nap; then began to journalize.

  • The cloud scenery gives such variety to a hilly landscape that it would be worth while to journalize its aspect from hour to hour.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Little by little he learned to invoice and journalize and "post in the ledger" and all the rest of the detail of bookkeeping.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He essayed to journalize his experiences on the road; but he lost patience in recording the little incidents which composed them.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for journalize


to record (daily events) in a journal
Derived Forms
journalization, journalisation, noun
journalizer, journaliser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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