What does finalize mean?

Definitions for finalize
ˈfaɪn lˌaɪzfi·nal·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finalize, finalise, settle, nail down(verb)

    make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

    "let's finalize the proposal"


  1. finalize(Verb)

    To make final or firm; to finish or complete.

    As soon as we get the plane tickets, we'll finalize our reservations with the hotel.

  2. finalize(Verb)

    To prepare (an object) for garbage collection by calling its finalizer.

  3. Origin: From final + -ize.


  1. Finalize

    Finalizing an optical disc is the process of writing out support data such as DVD menus, directory data, and the like to an optical disc in order to make it playable on a system other than the one it was recorded on. As a general rule, finalization means that the disc cannot have any more data written to it. It is the last step in the DVD authoring process. The term is also used as an alternative word for the "closing" of a CD-R, in which Table of Contents data and the like are written out to enable the computer to read a CD. Like DVD finalization, a closed CD-R cannot receive any more data. Some recording formats, such as DVD+RW VR, do not require finalization before they can be played.

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  1. Alex
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  1. finalize


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of finalize in a Sentence

  1. Goss Graves:

    The Trump Administration decided to finalize these outrageous rules, despite several pending lawsuits and two federal courts blocking them, the Trump Administration's clear that The Trump Administration will stop at nothing to attack women's health care. By taking away access to no-cost birth control coverage, these rules try to give a license to virtually any employer, university, or health insurance provider to discriminate.

  2. The Iraqi ambassador:

    I cannot speak to the extent of that issue until we finalize our analysis of the problem but if one looks at the broader picture, it is very clear that the brutality and the tactics that (ISIS) is using expand by the day.

  3. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    It's a matter for Indonesia's Judicial Commission to investigate these matters and that underlines why we continue to request Indonesia to allow the Judicial Commission to finalize its review.

  4. Ben Rhodes:

    This will kick off, I think, a year of significant attention on the Asia-Pacific, by bringing all of these leaders here to the United States, to Sunnylands, we could both finalize what we want to get done in this last year in office, but also send the message going forward that we do believe there should be this level of engagement with Southeast Asia.

  5. Alex Azar:

    Once the FDA would finalize this guidance, we would begin enforcement actions to remove all such products from the marketplace.

Images & Illustrations of finalize

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