verb (used with object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.
to underscore with a single line, as in indicating italics.
verb (used without object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.
Also especially British, i·tal·i·cise.
Origin of italicize
Related formsi·tal·i·ci·za·tion, nounun·i·tal·i·cized, adjective
First recorded in 1785–95; italic
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British Dictionary definitions for italicization
Derived Formsitalicization or italicisation, noun
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 italicization
"to print in italics" (for emphasis, etc.), 1795, from italic + -ize. Related: Italicized; italicizing.
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