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italicize

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verb ital·i·cize \ə-ˈta-lə-ˌsīz, i-, ī-\

Simple Definition of italicize

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

Full Definition of italicize

ital·i·cizedital·i·ciz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to print in italics or underscore with a single line

  3. 2 :  emphasize <the microphone italicizes every curdled top note — P. G. Davis>

ital·i·ci·za·tion play \-ˌta-lə-sə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of italicize

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



1795

First Known Use of italicize

1795



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