[ih-tal-uh-sahyz, ahy-tal-] /ɪˈtæl əˌsaɪz, aɪˈtæl-/

verb (used with object), italicized, italicizing.
to print in type.
to underscore with a single line, as in indicating .
verb (used without object), italicized, italicizing.
to use .
to print (textual matter) in italic type
(transitive) to underline (letters, words, etc) with a single line to indicate italics

“to print in italics” (for emphasis, etc.), 1795, from italic + -ize. Related: Italicized; italicizing.


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