[ jur-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈdʒɜr nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), jour·nal·ized, jour·nal·iz·ing.

to tell or relate as one would in keeping a journal.
to enter or record in a journal.
(in double-entry bookkeeping) to enter in a journal, preparatory to posting to the ledger.

verb (used without object), jour·nal·ized, jour·nal·iz·ing.

to keep or make entries in a journal.
Also especially British, jour·nal·ise.

Origin of journalize

First recorded in 1760–70; journal + -ize


jour·nal·i·za·tion, nounjour·nal·iz·er, nounun·jour·nal·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for journalize

  • He essayed to journalize his experiences on the road; but he lost patience in recording the little incidents which composed them.

    One Of Them|Charles James Lever
  • The cloud scenery gives such variety to a hilly landscape that it would be worth while to journalize its aspect from hour to hour.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II.|Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Little by little he learned to invoice and journalize and "post in the ledger" and all the rest of the detail of bookkeeping.

    The Portygee|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • After dinner, I lay down on the couch, with the Dial in my hand as a soporific, and had a short nap; then began to journalize.

British Dictionary definitions for journalize



/ (ˈdʒɜːnəˌlaɪz) /


to record (daily events) in a journal

Derived forms of journalize

journalization or journalisation, nounjournalizer or journaliser, noun
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