italicize [ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal-] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used with object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.
verb (used without object), i·tal·i·cized, i·tal·i·ciz·ing.
- to use italics.
Also especially British, i·tal·i·cise. Origin of italicize First recorded in 1785–95; italic + -ize Related formsi·tal·i·ci·za·tion, nounun·i·tal·i·cized, adjective Examples from the Web for italicise Historical Examples of italicise
The following sentences have so many faults I cannot Italicise.
We did not deem it necessary to italicise article and wears.
Stephen H. Branch
I have taken the liberty to italicise a word or two, because in them Mr. Barrie supplied an answer to his question.
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for italicise italicize italicise verb
- to print (textual matter) in italic type
- (tr) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics
Derived Formsitalicization or italicisation, noun Word Origin and History for italicise italicize v.