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finalizeverb [T]

UK usually finalise uk   /ˈfaɪ.nəl.aɪz/ us   /ˈfaɪ.nəl.aɪz/
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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.
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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 plans/arrangements 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)
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