italicize


ital·i·cize

verb \ə-ˈta-lə-ˌsīz, i-, ī-\

: to put letters, numbers, etc., in italics : to print (text) in italics

ital·i·cizedital·i·ciz·ing

Full Definition of ITALICIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to print in italics or underscore with a single line
2
:  emphasize <the microphone italicizes every curdled top note — P. G. Davis>
ital·i·ci·za·tion \-ˌta-lə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of ITALICIZE

  1. <high-definition television italicizes every line and wrinkle in an actor's face>

First Known Use of ITALICIZE

1795

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