Definition of itemize in English:

itemize

(also itemise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Present as a list of individual items.

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