Dictionary.com

italicize

[ ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal- ]
/ ɪˈtæl əˌsaɪz, aɪˈtæl- /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.

to print in italic type.
to underscore with a single line, as in indicating italics.

verb (used without object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.

to use italics.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also especially British, i·tal·i·cise .

Origin of italicize

First recorded in 1785–95; italic + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM italicize

i·tal·i·ci·za·tion, nounun·i·tal·i·cized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for italicize

British Dictionary definitions for italicize

italicize

italicise

/ (ɪˈtælɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

to print (textual matter) in italic type
(tr) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics

Derived forms of italicize

italicization or italicisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK