italicize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To print in italic type.
    • To underscore (penned matter) with a single line to indicate italics.
    • To focus on: "italicizing the top of extremity of pitch spectrum with flute or piccolo” ( Arthur Berger).
  • verb:
    • to place into italics.
    • To emphasize.
    • To print in Italic characters; to underline written letters or words with an individual line
    • printing in italics
  • others:
    • To print in italic kind, or underscore with just one line in writing: as, to italicize emphatic words or sentences; in old books all names were generally italicized. Additionally spelled italicise.

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