Definition of itemize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪtəmʌɪz/
(also itemise)


[with object]
1Present as a list of individual items: I have itemized the morning’s tasks
More example sentences
  • The company's tooling list itemizes 50 tools now.
  • Ron Paige, the secretary of education, as you point out, itemized some of the accomplishments of this administration, and they're actually rather substantial.
  • We have itemized all of the sources used by our intelligence community.
1.1Break down (a whole) into its constituent parts: (as adjective itemized) an itemized bill
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  • This was going on for some months and by scrutinising itemised bills we got solid evidence.
  • For those contracts, you must itemize and bill everything separately.
  • If you are concerned about your telephone bills, it is worth asking your telephone company to itemise all calls.
1.2Specify (an individual item or items).
Example sentences
  • He answers the question himself, articulating their heinous neglects and itemising many of their crimes specifically.
  • The expected distractions during a session with Roni are itemized.
  • 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;
enumerate, number



Pronunciation: /ʌɪtəmʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • He presented an itemization of these costs, for which he received payment on August 29, 1633.
  • The kind of itemization demanded by fathers’ rights activists has been rejected numerous times by the courts.
  • However if you require a different level of itemisation or require full itemisation then we can tailor this to your individual choice.


Example sentences
  • The ion track itemiser is a £30,000 machine that can detect all class A, B and C drugs within seconds.
  • A common floor for itemizers and non-itemizers removes this complexity.
  • The amount deducted by itemizers is found in the 1997 Tax Expenditure Report.

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