itemize

verb
item·​ize | \ ˈī-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce itemize (audio) \
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
Recent Examples on the Web Lower-income taxpayers usually don’t itemize deductions because the standard deduction (raised under the 2017 tax reform) is greater. Tomas J. Philipson, WSJ, "A Tax Break for the Rich to Bail Out Profligate States," 27 Apr. 2021 According to Yahoo News, less than 10% of taxpayers itemize deductions. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Face masks, hand sanitizer tax deductible, IRS says," 29 Mar. 2021 Generally, only a small percentage of taxpayers itemize their taxes and an even smaller portion meet the threshold for medical deductions. BostonGlobe.com, "Eligibility for vaccines rapidly expanding across US," 26 Mar. 2021 Federal laws require campaigns to itemize contributions from individuals exceeding $200. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "Many accused in the Capitol attack placed their campaign cash on Trump, Republicans," 26 Mar. 2021 Married couples who file a joint return and do not itemize could take a deduction for up to $600 in cash contributions in 2021. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Tax season 2021: How to get a bigger, quicker tax refund," 26 Jan. 2021 Coconino County, for example, didn't require Lee to itemize receipts and paid for transactions without reviewing them, auditors wrote. Felicia Fonseca, The Arizona Republic, "Navajo County Health Dept. Director Jeffrey Lee indicted on theft, fraud charges," 1 Jan. 2021 Amid a host of changes, the new bill also extends and expands the new $300 deduction for charitable contributions for people who don’t itemize. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "New stimulus payments are coming to the Bay Area: Here’s what’s changed and what hasn’t," 22 Dec. 2020 The legislation also extends an above-the-line tax deduction for charitable gifts -- so all taxpayers, not just those who itemize, can get tax breaks for donations. Laura Davison, Bloomberg.com, "Beer, Restaurants and Nascar Win Tax Breaks in Virus-Relief Bill," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of itemize

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of itemize was in 1857

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4 May 2021

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“Itemize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/itemize. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce itemize (audio) \
itemized; itemizing

Kids Definition of itemize

: to set down one by one : list

itemize

transitive verb
item·​ize | \ ˈī-tə-ˌmīz How to pronounce itemize (audio) \
itemized; itemizing

Legal Definition of itemize

: to list in detail or by particulars itemize deductions

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