Definition of itemize in English:

itemize

(British itemise)

verb

[with object]
  • 1Present as a list of individual items.

    ‘I have itemized the morning's tasks’
    • ‘Each item had been correctly itemised and I could only presume that ‘the machine’ had got it wrong.’
    • ‘The Fife sculptor and Royal Academician itemises his latest creations for our benefit.’
    • ‘But Grandin is interested in more than tallying body counts and itemising atrocities.’
    • ‘Wells proves an excellent researcher, concerned not only to evoke the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, but also to itemise and describe the fashion-driven merchandise of the day.’
    • ‘Ron Paige, the secretary of education, as you point out, itemized some of the accomplishments of this administration, and they're actually rather substantial.’
    • ‘The law itemises the 90 categories of information subject to classification as state secrets.’
    • ‘The full extent of the losses in this respect will only become apparent when the looting at the National Library is itemised.’
    • ‘The above factors dictate our approach to trout in this province which can be itemised as follows.’
    • ‘We have itemized all of the sources used by our intelligence community.’
    • ‘In the above piece, I haven't begun to itemize all that he did in his incredible career.’
    • ‘The company's tooling list itemizes 50 tools now.’
    • ‘The following table itemizes the choices for this property.’
    • ‘Let me now itemise some of the features of this organisation, and select aspects of the novel which illustrate them.’
    • ‘I think I'll itemise the 255 songs in a separate entry and put it in the ‘Favourites’ menu a little later, but I thought it might interest you to know who made the cut.’
    • ‘After itemising the various forms of forbidden relationships the Torah states the following.’
    • ‘Please ensure your remittance advice itemises all the invoices you are paying.’
    • ‘The things that can be done are too many to be itemized for a county so big.’
    • ‘Mr Wood said the police seized a large amount of drink, which had not yet been itemised.’
    • ‘Films filled the gap, and he fondly itemises those he enjoyed ‘as a youngster‘.’
    • ‘At the end of each review, Monk itemized the typically Canadian themes and motifs in the film.’
    1. 1.1 Break down (a whole) into its constituent parts.
      ‘an itemized bill’
      • ‘In each instance we will prepare a quotation itemising the content to be provided and the cost to the Client.’
      • ‘Generally, if your total deductions are greater than the standard, you should itemize your deductions.’
      • ‘If you receive a receipt that isn't itemized, ask your drugstore or health care provider to give you one.’
      • ‘Currently, those who don't itemize get no federal tax breaks for such donations.’
      • ‘For more details on itemized deductions, see the instructions for Schedule A, Itemized Deductions.’
      • ‘The retailer must charge you for each bag, and this must be itemised separately on your receipt.’
      • ‘If you are concerned about your telephone bills, it is worth asking your telephone company to itemise all calls.’
      • ‘For those contracts, you must itemize and bill everything separately.’
      • ‘All state and local tax deductions, casualty and theft losses, and miscellaneous itemized deductions are disallowed.’
      • ‘So your total miscellaneous itemized deductions must exceed $1,000 in order for you to claim a penny.’
      • ‘If funding is provided for a short-term project, at its conclusion, a report is required itemising expenditure and summarising activities and outcomes.’
      • ‘When the total of all your itemized deductions exceeds the standard deduction, you should itemize.’
      • ‘This was going on for some months and by scrutinising itemised bills we got solid evidence.’
      • ‘Section 2 itemises the three tiers in designing and making, and the use of materials, components and ingredients.’
      • ‘To reissue the itemized bill on subscriber request, regardless of the pay monthly price plan, a $1 monthly fee applies.’
      • ‘It said if pharmacists charged the new fees ‘they must be itemised, clearly indicated and transparent’.’
      • ‘If you are requesting an itemized bill for only certain classes or certain sessions, please note this on the form.’
      • ‘Agencies receive a quarterly charging report which itemises the storage and lending costs they have incurred.’
      • ‘To take the deduction, the owner must itemize his or her deductions and can have only one second home.’
      • ‘Rent and repairs qualify as partially allowable itemized tax deductions if you have a home office.’
      analyse, break down, split up, dissect, take apart, deconstruct
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    2. 1.2 Specify (an individual item or items).
      • ‘Miss H itemised other concerns arising out of her visit of the 9th October 2003.’
      • ‘The expected distractions during a session with Roni are itemized.’
      • ‘He answers the question himself, articulating their heinous neglects and itemising many of their crimes specifically.’
      • ‘A time-scale itemising due dates for the completion of each component will form part of the report.’
      • ‘These were all itemized on the 137 invoices he received from a wide variety of dealers.’
      list, catalogue, inventory, record, set out, set forth, spell out, document, register, tabulate, detail, particularize, specify, identify, cite, name, mention, give
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Pronunciation

itemize

/ˈʌɪtəmʌɪz/