finalize

[fahyn-l-ahyz]
verb (used with object), finalized, finalizing.
1.
to put into final form; complete all the details of.
verb (used without object), finalized, finalizing.
2.
to complete an agreement; conclude negotiations: We should finalize by the end of the week.
Also, especially British, finalise.


Origin:
1920–25; final + -ize

finalization, noun
finalizer, noun
unfinalized, adjective


See -ize.
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finalize or finalise (ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to put into final form; settle: to finalize plans for the merger
2.  (intr) to complete arrangements or negotiations; reach agreement on a transaction
 
usage  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
 
finalise or finalise
 
vb
 
usage  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
 
finali'zation or finalise
 
n
 
finali'sation or finalise
 
n

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finalize
1922, Australian Eng., from final + -ize. Related: Finalized; finalizing.
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Example sentences
Even near the coup, there was this military reshuffle, where he tried to
  finalize his power grip in the military.
Review the latest program and finalize your choices for each day.
As regulators finalize the regulatory framework, they can learn from commonly
  accepted medical principles.
They're still a little slow and the software that you use to create, organize,
  edit and finalize the ebooks is crude.
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