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verb (used with object), an·nu·al·ized, an·nu·al·iz·ing.
  1. to calculate for or as for an entire year: Investors earned an annualized rate of seven percent paid quarterly.
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verb (used without object), an·nu·al·ized, an·nu·al·iz·ing.
  1. to be annualized.
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Also (especially British) an·nu·al·ise.

Origin of annualize

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British Dictionary definitions for annualize



  1. (tr) to convert (a rate of interest) to an annual rate when it is quoted for a period of less than a yearcredit card companies are obliged to quote an annualized percentage rate to borrowers
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Word Origin and History for annualize


in economics and finance, 1904; see annual + -ize. Related: Annualized; annualizing.

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