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

  • transitive v. To place or include on a list of items: itemized her expenses on the proper form.
  • transitive v. To list the items of: itemized the expense account.
  • intransitive v. To list deductions from taxable income on a tax return: This benefit is available only to taxpayers who itemize.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To state in items, or by particulars; as, to itemize the cost of a railroad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To state in items, or by particulars; to list each item in a collection under discussion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To state by items; give the items or particulars of: as, to itemize an account.

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

  • v. place on a list of items
  • v. specify individually


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  • With all the tax cutting going on lately, the number of people who itemize is dropping.

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  • TDI tax is deductible, but only if you itemize - in other words, only if you make a separate list of your deductions on S.hedule A of your U.S. Form 1040. Projo Local News

  • First, the IRS said the delays will affect those who "itemize" their deductions on Schedule A.

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  • Asked if Google has a "lock-in" on publishers or advertisers that makes it harder for other companies to compete, Ballmer said there are "a lot of places where it is hard to break through," but he said the conference wasn't the right place to "itemize"

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  • You can "itemize" deductions if you have deductions which exceed that amount.

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  • Ok, so you "itemize" the $777 billion dollars on each line and you say how much is budgeted, and to whom, and how much they actually got and what the difference is.

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  • Most homebuyers during the early years of a mortgage also "itemize" on their federal tax return to take advantage of the deductions they can take for property taxes and home-loan interest.


  • Fighting words fly, despite the fact that many borrowers don't take the interest deduction because they don't itemize.

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  • On the other hand, due to Congress' December tax changes, those who itemize their deductions can't begin to file until Feb. 14.

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