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fi·nal·ize

 (fī′nə-līz′)
tr.v. fi·nal·ized, fi·nal·iz·ing, fi·nal·iz·es
To put into final form; complete.

fi′nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
fi′nal·iz′er n.
Usage Note: Decades ago, finalize was widely considered objectionable because of its association with bureaucratic jargon. In a survey conducted in the late 1960s, 90 percent of the Usage Panel found the example finalize plans for a class reunion to be unacceptable; by 1988, the disapproval rate for a similar sentence had dropped to 71 percent. By 1997, only 28 percent objected to the sentence We will send you more information once we finalize plans for the reunion, and the disapproval rate was a mere 15 percent in 2014. Perhaps resistance to finalize has eroded because there is no exact synonym among potential substitutes (complete, conclude, make final, put into final form). Whatever the reason, today the use of finalize is rarely controversial. See Usage Note at prioritize.

finalize

(ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz) or

finalise

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
ˌfinaliˈzation, ˌfinaliˈsation n
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

fi•na•lize

(ˈfaɪn lˌaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to put into final form.
[1920–25]
fi`na•li•za′tion, n.
fi′na•liz`er, n.
usage: See -ize.

finalize


Past participle: finalized
Gerund: finalizing

Imperative
finalize
finalize
Present
I finalize
you finalize
he/she/it finalizes
we finalize
you finalize
they finalize
Preterite
I finalized
you finalized
he/she/it finalized
we finalized
you finalized
they finalized
Present Continuous
I am finalizing
you are finalizing
he/she/it is finalizing
we are finalizing
you are finalizing
they are finalizing
Present Perfect
I have finalized
you have finalized
he/she/it has finalized
we have finalized
you have finalized
they have finalized
Past Continuous
I was finalizing
you were finalizing
he/she/it was finalizing
we were finalizing
you were finalizing
they were finalizing
Past Perfect
I had finalized
you had finalized
he/she/it had finalized
we had finalized
you had finalized
they had finalized
Future
I will finalize
you will finalize
he/she/it will finalize
we will finalize
you will finalize
they will finalize
Future Perfect
I will have finalized
you will have finalized
he/she/it will have finalized
we will have finalized
you will have finalized
they will have finalized
Future Continuous
I will be finalizing
you will be finalizing
he/she/it will be finalizing
we will be finalizing
you will be finalizing
they will be finalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been finalizing
you have been finalizing
he/she/it has been finalizing
we have been finalizing
you have been finalizing
they have been finalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been finalizing
you will have been finalizing
he/she/it will have been finalizing
we will have been finalizing
you will have been finalizing
they will have been finalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been finalizing
you had been finalizing
he/she/it had been finalizing
we had been finalizing
you had been finalizing
they had been finalizing
Conditional
I would finalize
you would finalize
he/she/it would finalize
we would finalize
you would finalize
they would finalize
Past Conditional
I would have finalized
you would have finalized
he/she/it would have finalized
we would have finalized
you would have finalized
they would have finalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.finalize - make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"
terminate, end - bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

finalize

verb complete, settle, conclude, tie up, decide, agree, work out, clinch, wrap up (informal), shake hands, sew up (informal), complete the arrangements for They have not finalized the deal yet.
Translations
dokončitdát konečnou formu
lægge sidste hånd påfærdigbehandle
viimeistellä
finalizirati
véglegesít
ljúka, ganga frá
決定的にする
마무리하다
dokončno izoblikovati
slutföra
ทำให้เสร็จสมบูรณ์
kesinleştirmekson şeklini vermeksonlandırmak
hoàn tất

finalize

[ˈfaɪnəlaɪz] VT [+ preparations, arrangements] → concluir; [+ agreement, plans, contract] → ultimar; [+ report, text] → completar; [+ date] → fijar, acordar
to finalize a decisiontomar una decisión final

finalize

[ˈfaɪnəlaɪz] finalise (British) vt [+ deal, agreement] → mettre la dernière main à; [+ details] → mettre au point

finalize

vtfertig machen, beenden; (= determine) plans, arrangements, detailsendgültig festlegen; deal, sale, negotiationszum Abschluss bringen; draftdie endgültige Form geben (+dat); to finalize a decisioneine endgültige Entscheidung treffen

finalize

[ˈfaɪnəˌlaɪz] vt (preparations, arrangements, plans) → mettere a punto; (agreement, decision, contract) → definire; (report, text) → dare una stesura definitiva a; (date) → fissare

final

(ˈfainl) adjective
1. the very last. the final chapter of the book.
2. (of a decision etc) definite; decided and not to be changed. The judge's decision is final.
noun
the last part of a competition. The first parts of the competition will take place throughout the country, but the final will be in London.
ˈfinally adverb
1. as the last (of many). The soldiers rode past, then came the Royal visitors, and finally the Queen.
2. at last, after a long time. The train finally arrived.
ˈfinalist noun
a person who reaches the final stage in a competition. It was difficult to decide which of the two finalists was the better tennis player.
fiˈnality (-ˈnӕ-) noun
ˈfinalize, ˈfinalise verb
to make a final decision about plans, arrangements etc. We must finalize the arrangements by Friday.
ˌfinaliˈzation, ˌfinaliˈsation noun
ˈfinals noun plural
the last examinations for a university degree etc. I am sitting/taking my finals in June.

finalize

يُنْهي dokončit lægge sidste hånd på beenden οριστικοποιώ ultimar viimeistellä finaliser finalizirati ultimare 決定的にする 마무리하다 finaliseren avslutte sfinalizować finalizar завершать slutföra ทำให้เสร็จสมบูรณ์ sonlandırmak hoàn tất 定案
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