italicize

[ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal-]
verb (used with object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to print in italic type.
  2. to underscore with a single line, as in indicating italics.
verb (used without object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to use italics.
Also especially British, i·tal·i·cise.

Origin of italicize

First recorded in 1785–95; italic + -ize
Related formsi·tal·i·ci·za·tion, nounun·i·tal·i·cized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for italicised

italicize

italicise

verb
  1. to print (textual matter) in italic type
  2. (tr) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics
Derived Formsitalicization or italicisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for italicised

italicize

v.

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

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