[ fahyn-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈfaɪn lˌaɪz /
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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 .
usage note for finalize
OTHER WORDS FROM finalizefi·na·li·za·tion, nounfi·na·liz·er, nounun·fi·na·lized, adjective
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How to use finalize in a sentence
The parties have yet to finalize the deal and may not proceed with it, the people said.From billion-dollar valuation to bust: Chinese tech unicorn now may be worth just over $1,000|Brett Haensel|October 22, 2020|Fortune
It’s something that the company won’t finalize for a few weeks as it waits to see what the results of the election is this year, as well as if some states re-issue stay-at-home orders over the fall and winter.In a crowded holiday advertising market, DTC brands are rethinking their digital strategies|Anna Hensel|October 12, 2020|Digiday
My Imperfect Life marks the sixth new title launch from Future since it finalized the acquisition of TI Media in April, after Gardening ETC, Fit & Well, Pets Radar, Adventure and What To Watch.‘Direct, inclusive and diverse’: Future’s latest female-focused title eyes U.S. audiences|Lucinda Southern|October 1, 2020|Digiday
They filed for divorce, a legal split that was finalized the following March.Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe.|by Nadia Sussman|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
The department pledged to finalize the regulations in a little more than a year.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
British Dictionary definitions for finalize
/ (ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz) /
(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 finalizefinalization 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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