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finalize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of finalize

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done <we're still finalizing our travel plans but hope to have them done by the end of the week> Synonyms complete, consummate, finish, perfect, polishRelated Words follow through (with), stick out; accomplish, achieve, effect; carry out, carry through, discharge, do, execute, fulfill (or fulfil), perform; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate; machine, refine, round (off or out), shine, touch upNear Antonyms abandon, desert, discontinue, drop, forsake, quit

  2. 2 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory <the bank won't finalize the loan before Tuesday because of the holiday> Synonyms accredit, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, approve, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrantRelated Words accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse (also indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license (also licence), pass, permit; reapproveNear Antonyms ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto





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