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Definition of "finalize" []

  • To put into final form; complete or conclude: "They have jointly agreed ... to drop all litigation when the merger is finalized” ( Springfield MA Union-News). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "finalize" in a sentence
  • "Yet the word finalize may be misleading; you are never truly finished with goal setting."
  • "The Univar/Chemcentral deal-the combined company will have nearly $6 billion in sales-takes place after a year that saw Brenntag finalize its acquisition of Los Angeles Chemical after purchasing Quadra Chemical in the fall of 2005."
  • "Non deterministic finalization means GC calls finalize method of object not right after object goes out of scope rather when GC got idle time to prioritize it."