italicize

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. italianist,
  2. italianize,
  3. italianizer,
  4. italic,
  5. italicism,
  6. italics,
  7. italo-,
  8. italophile,
  9. italy,
  10. itapetininga

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 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 Formsitalicization or italicisation, noun

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Word Origin and History for italicize

italicize

v.

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

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