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italicize

[ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal-] /ɪˈtæl əˌsaɪz, aɪˈtæl-/
verb (used with object), italicized, italicizing.
1.
to print in italic type.
2.
to underscore with a single line, as in indicating italics.
verb (used without object), italicized, italicizing.
3.
to use italics.
Also, especially British, italicise.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; italic + -ize
Related forms
italicization, noun
unitalicized, adjective
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Examples from the web for italicize
  • Please either italicize or use quote marks when quoting.
  • It is easy to spell names wrong, to italicize where you should not, and capitalize when you should not.
  • Do not bold, italicize, or underline any information.
  • italicize large publications, but use quotes for smaller units within publications.
  • Is there some way you can either bold, italicize or highlight that statement.
  • They will use different font sizes and demonstrate their ability to bold face, italicize, and underline.
  • Though the directory claimed that it would italicize the names of free people of color, it did not always do so.
British Dictionary definitions for italicize

italicize

/ɪˈtælɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
to print (textual matter) in italic type
2.
(transitive) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics
Derived Forms
italicization, italicisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for italicize
v.

"to print in italics" (for emphasis, etc.), 1795, from italic + -ize. Related: Italicized; italicizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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