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finalize

[ 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 .

Origin of finalize

First recorded in 1920–25; final + -ize
See -ize.
fi·na·li·za·tion, nounfi·na·liz·er, nounun·fi·na·lized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for finalize

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
finalization or finalisation, noun
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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