Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To print in italic type.
  • transitive v. To underscore (written matter) with a single line to indicate italics.
  • transitive v. To emphasize: "italicizing the upper extremity of the pitch spectrum with flute or piccolo” ( Arthur Berger).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To put into italics.
  • v. To emphasize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To print in Italic characters; to underline written letters or words with a single line

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To print in italic type, or underscore with a single line in writing: as, to italicize emphatic words or sentences; in old books all names were commonly italicized. Also spelled italicise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. print in italics

Etymologies

From italic +‎ -ize. (Wiktionary)

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