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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To print in italic type.
  • transitive verb To underscore (written matter) with a single line to indicate italics.
  • transitive verb To emphasize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb typography To put into italics.
  • verb figuratively To emphasize.

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

  • verb print in italics

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From italic +‎ -ize.

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