annualize

verb
an·​nu·​al·​ize | \ ˈan-yə(-wə)-ˌlīz How to pronounce annualize (audio) , -yü-ə- \
annualized; annualizing

Definition of annualize

transitive verb

: to calculate or adjust to reflect a rate based on a full year quarterly returns yielding at an annualized rate of seven percent

Examples of annualize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those are monthly numbers, so funds that annualize them and include the inflation adjustment to principal in their income have been reporting monster SEC yields. Jason Zweig, WSJ, 16 July 2021 The rules for calculating the figures don’t allow companies to annualize most pay figures. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2018 Companies are allowed, for example, to annualize the pay of a full-time employee who starts midyear. Robert Pozen And, WSJ, 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of annualize

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Annualize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annualize. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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