itemize i‧tem‧ize [ˈaɪtəmaɪz] also itemise verb [intransitive, transitive]
to present information in the form of a list, giving details about each item on the list:

• The report itemized several areas of concern.

• Taxpayers who don't itemize (= don't give a detailed list of all their expenses ) receive a standard deduction.

— itemized also itemised adjective :

• an itemized phone bill

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itemize UK US (UK also itemise) /ˈaɪtəmaɪz/ verb [T]
ACCOUNTING to list things such as payments or charges separately, usually including details about each: »

He was accused of failing to report payments to political consultants and failing to itemize credit card payments.


Please itemize your expenses when submitting claims for reimbursement.

US TAX to list all of the amounts on which you do not have to pay tax: »

If you itemize deductions, you can get a $3300 tax refund from the IRS.

Compare STANDARD DEDUCTION(Cf. ↑standard deduction)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Itemize — I tem*ize, v. t. To state in items, or by particulars; to list each item in a collection under discussion; as, to itemize the cost of a railroad. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • itemize — ☆ itemize [īt′əmīz΄ ] vt. itemized, itemizing to specify the items of; set down by items [to itemize a bill of purchases] itemization n …   English World dictionary

  • itemize — (v.) 1864, Amer.Eng., from ITEM (Cf. item) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Itemized; itemizing. Earlier verb was simply item (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • itemize — (Amer.) i·tem·ize || aɪtÉ™maɪz v. catalog, list, enumerate, set down in full detail (also itemise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • itemize — (also itemise) ► VERB ▪ present as a list of individual items or parts …   English terms dictionary

  • itemize — itemization, n. itemizer, n. /uy teuh muyz /, v., itemized, itemizing. v.t. 1. to state by items; give the particulars of; list the individual units or parts of: to itemize an account. 2. to list as an item or separate part: to itemize deductions …   Universalium

  • itemize — UK [ˈaɪtəmaɪz] / US [ˈaɪtəˌmaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms itemize : present tense I/you/we/they itemize he/she/it itemizes present participle itemizing past tense itemized past participle itemized to make a detailed list of a number of things …   English dictionary

  • itemize — verb To state in items, or by particulars; as, to itemize the cost of a railroad …   Wiktionary

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