View synonyms for itemize


[ ahy-tuh-mahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, i·tem·ized, i·tem·iz·ing.
  1. to state by items; give the particulars of; list the individual units or parts of:

    to itemize an account.

  2. 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.
  1. to compute an income-tax return by listing separately all assets, credits, allowable deductions, losses, etc.


/ ˈaɪtəˌmaɪz /


  1. tr to put on a list or make a list of

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Derived Forms

  • ˌitemiˈzation, noun

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Other Words From

  • item·i·zation noun
  • item·izer noun
  • mis·item·ized adjective
  • non·item·ized adjective
  • non·item·izer noun
  • re·item·ize verb (used with object) reitemized reitemizing
  • un·item·ized adjective
  • well-item·ized adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of itemize1

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; item + -ize

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Example Sentences

Long before landing his current gig, Wheeler had itemized theatrical goals on his phone’s notes app.

He also itemized, with conviction, his administration’s top priorities for the coming year.

That’s true even if they take the standard deduction on their federal returns rather than itemizing deductions.

But the president could have chosen not to itemize his giving, or to give that money to the U.S. Treasury, as many people do.

Only about one-third of Americans itemize their deductions, and they are mostly the well off.

They tend to advantage wealthier taxpayers (who are more likely to itemize) and corporations.

I itemize what struck me as being their real, if unuttered trend.

In any report of a wedding, it is proper to itemize the plunder.

Don't keep spending money for a lot of things that you would hardly care to itemize in the account you send to Father.

The original method was to itemize all transactions in the ledger, but the present custom is to post the totals only.

So I propose allowing all taxpayers, whether they itemize or not, to deduct their charitable contributions.


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