[ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal-]
verb (used with object), italicized, italicizing.
to print in italic type.
to underscore with a single line, as in indicating italics.
verb (used without object), italicized, italicizing.
to use italics.
Also, especially British, italicise.

1785–95; italic + -ize

italicization, noun
unitalicized, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
italicize or italicise (ɪˈtælɪˌsaɪz)
1.  to print (textual matter) in italic type
2.  (tr) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics
italicise or italicise
italici'zation or italicise
italici'sation or italicise

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Example sentences
The genus and species names are italicized according to scientific convention, but group names above the genus level are not.
The names of aircraft, vessels, and manned spacecraft are italicized unless.
Even text that is bold, italicized, and underlined all at once doesn't begin to approach the in-your-face chutzpah of all caps.
There are asterisked footnotes, italicized interruptions and self-reflexive comments about unreliability.
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