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[an-yoo-uh-lahyz] /ˈæn yu əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), annualized, annualizing.
to calculate for or as for an entire year:
Investors earned an annualized rate of seven percent paid quarterly.
verb (used without object), annualized, annualizing.
to be annualized.
Origin of annualize Unabridged
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Examples from the web for annualize
  • It sounds as if you would be eligible to annualize your income for purposes of the estimated tax payment penalty.
  • When figuring your credits, annualize any item of income or deduction used to figure each credit.
  • When figuring your credits for each period, annualize any item of income or deduction to figure each credit.
  • Can not annualize if all income reported is the same frequency.
  • The first adjustment is to annualize the effect of employee separations that occurred during the test year.
  • Households with income from a farm operation monthly are required to annualize the income and expenses.
British Dictionary definitions for annualize


(transitive) to convert (a rate of interest) to an annual rate when it is quoted for a period of less than a year: credit card companies are obliged to quote an annualized percentage rate to borrowers
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Word Origin and History for annualize

in economics and finance, 1904; see annual + -ize. Related: Annualized; annualizing.

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