verb (used with object), i·tem·ized, i·tem·iz·ing.
- to state by items; give the particulars of; list the individual units or parts of: to itemize an account.
- to list as an item or separate part: to itemize deductions on an income-tax return.
verb (used without object), i·tem·ized, i·tem·iz·ing.
- to compute an income-tax return by listing separately all assets, credits, allowable deductions, losses, etc.
Also especially British, i·tem·ise.
Origin of itemize
Related formsi·tem·i·za·tion, nouni·tem·iz·er, nounmis·i·tem·ized, adjectivenon·i·tem·ized, adjectivenon·i·tem·iz·er, nounre·i·tem·ize, verb (used with object), re·i·tem·ized, re·i·tem·iz·ing.un·i·tem·ized, adjectivewell-i·tem·ized, adjective
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; item
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for itemise
Historical Examples of itemise
Lilly said she had often been in an apothecary's shop, but could not itemise the contents.
How, one may well ask, are we to itemise the retail iniquities of a system of government which is itself a wholesale iniquity?
British Dictionary definitions for itemise
Derived Formsitemization or itemisation, noun
- (tr) to put on a list or make a list of
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Word Origin and History for itemise
1864, American English, from item + -ize. Related: Itemized; itemizing. Earlier verb was simply item (c.1600).
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