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.

    Etymology: From final + -ize.

  2. finalize(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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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How to say finalize in sign language?

  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. White House:

    As the president said several weeks ago, we have reached a phase-one agreement with the Chinese, and both sides are working to finalize the text for a signing in Chile.

  2. 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, this must be allowed to continue before any action is taken to prepare for executions.

  3. Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson:

    Now that the Grand Jury proceeding has concluded, we are eager to finalize the administrative case and present the findings of the investigation to the family and our community.

  4. 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.

  5. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

    We hope to finalize the four open cases by the second quarter next year.

Images & Illustrations of finalize

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