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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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  • The genus and species names are italicized according to scientific convention, but group names above the genus level are not.
  • 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.
  • Only text enclosed in italicized quotation marks reports a speaker's exact words.
  • The names of aircraft, vessels, and manned spacecraft are italicized unless.
British Dictionary definitions for italicized

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 italicized

italicize

v.

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

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