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itemize

[ ahy-tuh-mahyz ]
/ ˈaɪ təˌmaɪz /
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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.

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Also especially British, i·tem·ise .

Origin of itemize

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; item + -ize
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  • This itemization of Southern methods of resistance was in line with Confederate threats at a moment when the sky looked black.

  • But the same method may be employed less justly and yet have more effect than any mere itemization of physical details.

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British Dictionary definitions for itemize

itemize

itemise

/ (ˈaɪtəˌmaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to put on a list or make a list of
itemization or itemisation, noun
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