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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.
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verb (used without object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.
  1. to use italics.
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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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Historical Examples of italicization

  • Inconsistencies in italicization and capitalization have been retained.

    A Kut Prisoner

    H. C. W. Bishop

  • All errors and inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, and italicization have been retained, except as noted below.

  • Inconsistent hyphenation and italicization have been retained as-is within the text.

    Brooke's Daughter

    Adeline Sergeant


British Dictionary definitions for italicization

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
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Derived Formsitalicization or italicisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for italicization

italicize

v.

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

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