Definition of italicize in English:

italicize

(also italicise)

verb

[with object]
  • Write or print (text) in italics.

    ‘she italicized the unfamiliar phrase’
    ‘changes of wording have been italicized’
    • ‘The strikethrough font identifies original language proposed for deletion while proposed changes are italicized in bold font.’
    • ‘It includes a glossary whose entries are italicized when they first appear in the text.’
    • ‘Almost everything would be italicised; many words would be in block capitals; new fonts would have to be invented.’
    • ‘Legal citations are italicized and footnoted in the text.’
    • ‘Almost every 10th word on a page is italicized, which is a flaw for two reasons.’
    bring attention to, call attention to, draw attention to, focus attention on, highlight, point up, spotlight, foreground, play up, make a point of
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Pronunciation

italicize

/ɪˈtalɪsʌɪz/