- to put into final form; complete all the details of.
- to complete an agreement; conclude negotiations: We should finalize by the end of the week.
Also especially British, fi·na·lise.
Origin of finalize
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- (tr) to put into final form; settleto finalize plans for the merger
- (intr) to complete arrangements or negotiations; reach agreement on a transaction
Although finalize has been in widespread use for some time, many speakers and writers still prefer to use complete, conclude, or make final, esp in formal contexts
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Word Origin and History for finalized
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