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
Why does Díaz not italicize the Spanish words (the way foreign words are usually italicized in
The standard instruction to typesetters to italicize a word in a handwritten manuscript or a proof was to draw a line underneath it.
I will suggest that the reason people still underline is that many of the results of googling “manuscript format” state most firmly that to italicize is to err.
Italics are more than just the slanty-script you see in print to denote ship names and book titles, but it's the hand developed by Italian scribes during the Renaissance - hence the name Italic (which I 'italicize' here in the name of irony as much as description).
The least I can do to make amends, now, is to compare the two, taking care to italicize their common elements.
If I searched for your inside voice—something to italicize—would I find it shamed by your cruel exterior?
To italicize, please use lessthansignIgreaterthansign.
Also, you can either italicize or blockquote the other person, you do not need to do both.
In some ways the system is better -- you can post links, italicize and so on without having to use html tags, for example -- but in many others it is substandard.
Forgive my italicizing; the drafters of the Constitution didn't feel the need to italicize the important parts of the document because they thought later generations would read it carefully for themselves.