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finalize

[ fahyn-l-ahyz ]
/ 藞fa瑟n l藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), fi路na路lized, fi路na路liz路ing.
to put into final form; complete all the details of.
verb (used without object), fi路na路lized, fi路na路liz路ing.
to complete an agreement; conclude negotiations: We should finalize by the end of the week.
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Also especially British, fi路na路lise .

Origin of finalize

First recorded in 1920鈥25; final + -ize

usage note for finalize

See -ize.

OTHER WORDS FROM finalize

fi路na路li路za路tion, nounfi路na路liz路er, nounun路fi路na路lized, adjective
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How to use finalize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for finalize

finalize

finalise

/ (藞fa瑟n蓹藢la瑟z) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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