to put into final form; complete all the details of.
to complete an agreement; conclude negotiations: We should finalize by the end of the week.
- Also especially British, fi·na·lise .
- fi·na·li·za·tion, noun
- fi·na·liz·er, noun
- un·fi·na·lized, adjective
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How to use finalize in a sentence
Two weeks earlier, Candice had finalized her divorce and was a year into her work as CEO of Cincinnati-based Hillman Accelerator.A Power Couple With a $50M Venture Fund for the Overlooked | Nick Fouriezos | August 14, 2020 | Ozy
Netflix is finalizing a deal to purchase the rights to The Woman in the Window from Disney, Deadline reported yesterday.Netflix is happy to buy up the movies Hollywood studios can’t release | Adam Epstein | August 4, 2020 | Quartz
SANDAG rejected that appeal at the same time it finalized the countywide allocations.
The City Council has until the end of the month to finalize which measures will appear on the November ballot, but we can already say that voters won’t have to weigh in on one potential measure this year.Politics Report: Down Goes One Hot-Button Ballot Measure | Andrew Keatts | July 18, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Before finalizing each article, Thesis ensured it earned an A-grade or better in the Clearscope optimization tool, and that attention to detail paid off.Thesis and Adobe prove SEO content doesn’t have to be boring to be useful | Tyler Stenson | July 16, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
She sought to finalize and formalize the split by filing for divorce in Brooklyn.Threats Preceded High-Rise Suicide, New York Mom Says | Michael Daly | December 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Several friends of the couple point out that after more than a year and a half, Shriver has yet to finalize her divorce.
The DSM V committee will not finalize its new diagnostic criteria until December.A New Definition of Autism Could Exclude Many Now Diagnosed, Expert Says | Casey Schwartz | January 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The idea is that this can help the process,” by which the DSM task force will finalize its criteria, McPartland said.A New Definition of Autism Could Exclude Many Now Diagnosed, Expert Says | Casey Schwartz | January 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They were simply waiting for her to begin menstruating to finalize the ceremony and consummate the marriage.
"Sometimes I wonder why men ever finalize their status with women," Kennon murmured.The Lani People | J. F. Bone
British Dictionary definitions for finalize
(tr) to put into final form; settle: to finalize plans for the merger
(intr) to complete arrangements or negotiations; reach agreement on a transaction
- finalization or finalisation, noun
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