[ ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal- ]
/ ɪˈtæl əˌsaɪz, aɪˈtæl- /

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.
Also especially British, i·tal·i·cise.

Origin of italicize

First recorded in 1785–95; italic + -ize

Related forms

i·tal·i·ci·za·tion, nounun·i·tal·i·cized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for italicize



/ (ɪˈtælɪˌsaɪz) /


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

Derived Forms

italicization or italicisation, noun
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