Definition of finalize in English:

finalize

(also finalise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Complete or agree on a finished and definitive version of.

    ‘efforts intensified to finalize plans for post-war reconstruction’
    • ‘The town is currently finalizing a development agreement.’
    • ‘It is understood that agreement has been reached in principle, and that only terms remain to be finalised.’
    • ‘Appointments are confirmed in writing and are finalized in July.’
    • ‘Chapter 10 finalizes the discussion of methods and tools repeatedly mentioned in earlier chapters.’
    • ‘There is still another week of negotiation to finalize the plan of action that is to be agreed upon in Johannesburg.’
    • ‘In the meantime, the city council hasn't yet finalised what it's going to do and we're still in conversation.’
    • ‘As next Monday's opening ceremony approaches, organizers have intensified efforts to finalize their preparation for the grand event.’
    • ‘Prices are not yet finalised, but should be comparable to existing cars and will be announced next month.’
    • ‘In it, the government said it would finalize a plan to cope with the uncooperative debtors by the end of next March.’
    • ‘But the list of items opened is not finalized yet.’
    • ‘In answer to these questions, the Board of Directors recently finalized new priorities.’
    • ‘The initial assessments were revised and finalized after discussion between the coders.’
    • ‘The new regulations managing phosphorus runoff from manure applications are not yet finalized.’
    • ‘The completion of the work on the surrounds at the entrance gates was also discussed and finalised.’
    • ‘New York and Texas finalized the terms of a trade Sunday, and the players' association gave its approval.’
    • ‘An hour later, we finished finalizing Maria's plans.’
    • ‘The amount raised is not yet finalised but will appear in this column in the weeks ahead.’
    • ‘The Department of Education said yesterday the areas where the cuts will be made were not yet finalised.’
    • ‘As you finalize these arrangements, you should also begin to practice your presentation.’
    • ‘As far as repairing a flat on the road, we haven't yet finalized how riders will be able to achieve this.’
    conclude, complete, bring to a conclusion, clinch, settle, establish, work out, resolve, decide, secure, tie up, wrap up, put the finishing touches to, set the seal on, seal, confirm
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Pronunciation

finalize

/ˈfʌɪn(ə)lʌɪz/