itemize

verb
item·ize | \ˈī-tə-ˌmīz \
itemized; itemizing

Definition of itemize 

transitive verb

: to set down in detail or by particulars : list itemized all expenses

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Examples of itemize in a Sentence

a list of itemized expenses itemized the expenses for the business trip

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Charitable contributions are an itemized deduction. Liz Weston, latimes.com, "The future is bleak for charitable deductions, early retirees' healthcare costs," 1 July 2018 The number of households itemizing deductions would decrease from 46.5 million to 18 million, thanks to a larger standard deduction, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "There’s a New 1040 Tax Form. Will Millions of E-Filers Even Notice?," 29 June 2018 But tax experts say those who will still itemize, have larger families or more complicated tax situations may want to take a closer look. Sarah Skidmore Sell, Houston Chronicle, "Tax bill beginning to deliver bigger paychecks to workers," 3 Feb. 2018 The indictment and an affidavit from an ICE agent itemize two instances that happened in late 2014 and early 2015, with the youths' identities concealed. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte private school was a front for foreign athletes to dodge ICE, feds say," 6 July 2018 While many Connecticut taxpayers do not itemize their federal deductions, the average overall in 2015 was $19,664, according to the legislature’s nonpartisan research office. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "U.S. Rep. Larson Endorses Sen. Doyle For State Attorney General," 5 July 2018 Typically those earning high incomes itemize their taxes instead of taking the standard deduction. Michael Mccann And Robert Raiola, SI.com, "Where Will John Tavares Go and How Much Money Will He Take Home?," 27 June 2018 Just 18 million filers will itemize their deductions for their 2018 taxes, down from 46.5 million in 2017, according to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "H&R Block to Close 400 Locations," 13 June 2018 After itemizing the obstacles leading to blond(e), Cuchna steps back to invite listeners to trace a much longer timeline: the life story of Frank Ocean, née Christopher Edwin Breaux. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Is It Futile to 'Dissect' Frank Ocean's Work?," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of itemize

1857, in the meaning defined above

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itemize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of itemize

: to create a detailed list of (things)

itemize

verb
item·ize | \ˈī-tə-ˌmīz \
itemized; itemizing

Kids Definition of itemize

: to set down one by one : list

itemize

transitive verb
item·ize | \ˈī-tə-ˌmīz \
itemized; itemizing

Legal Definition of itemize 

: to list in detail or by particulars itemize deductions

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