finalize

[ fahyn-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈfaɪn lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), fi·na·lized, fi·na·liz·ing.

to put into final form; complete all the details of.

verb (used without object), fi·na·lized, fi·na·liz·ing.

to complete an agreement; conclude negotiations: We should finalize by the end of the week.

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Also especially British, fi·na·lise.

Origin of finalize

First recorded in 1920–25; final + -ize

usage note for finalize

See -ize.

OTHER WORDS FROM finalize

fi·na·li·za·tion, nounfi·na·liz·er, nounun·fi·na·lized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for finalised

finalize

finalise

/ (ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to put into final form; settleto finalize plans for the merger
(intr) to complete arrangements or negotiations; reach agreement on a transaction

Derived forms of finalize

finalization or finalisation, noun

usage for finalize

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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