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italicize

[ ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal- ]
/ ɪˈtæl əˌsaɪz, aɪˈtæl- /
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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.
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Also especially British, i·tal·i·cise .

Origin of italicize

First recorded in 1785–95; italic + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM italicize

i·tal·i·ci·za·tion, nounun·i·tal·i·cized, adjective
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How to use italicize in a sentence

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 forms of italicize

italicization or italicisation, noun
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