Meaning of “finalize” in the English Dictionary

"finalize" in British English

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finalizeverb [ T ]

UK usually finalise uk /ˈfaɪ.nəl.aɪz/ us /ˈfaɪ.nəl.aɪz/

(Definition of “finalize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"finalize" in American English

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finalizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈfɑɪ·nəlˌɑɪz/

to make a final and certain decision about a plan, date, etc.:

Details of the deal are being finalized.

(Definition of “finalize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"finalize" in Business English

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finalizeverb [ T ]

UK also finalise uk /ˈfaɪnəlaɪz/ us

to stop making changes to a plan, date, agreement, etc. and make a final decision about it:

Although details are still being finalized, the deal is expected to go through next month.
finalize a deal/an agreement
finalization
noun [ U ] UK also finalisation /ˌfaɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/

De Beers said finalization of its trade agreement with the country has been delayed by the political situation.

(Definition of “finalize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)