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.
verb (used without object), an·nu·al·ized, an·nu·al·iz·ing.
  1. to be annualized.
Also (especially British) an·nu·al·ise.

Origin of annualize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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