an·​nu·​al·​ize ˈan-yə(-wə)-ˌlīz How to pronounce annualize (audio)
annualized; annualizing

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 The current quarterly dividend, when annualized equals $3.52/share and provides a 4.4% dividend yield. David Trainer, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Of late, for instance, the 3-month and 6-month T-bills have annualized yields of around 5%. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 3 May 2023 After declining for 7 of the last 9 months, housing starts surprisingly jumped 10% (annualized, MOM) in February 2023. Joshua Pollard, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 From the end of FY 2018 to mid-April, Disney shares fell 15% to $100 per share, and its total return was just a negative, annualized 3.3%. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2023 And there are plenty of signs like private sector labor income up at 8% (3-month annualized) and accelerating. Bob Haber, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 The funding announcement came one day after service providers told lawmakers on the Housing Committee about a need for a $50 million investment to annualize money for cold weather services, increase service providers’ pay and cover other infrastructure in the state’s homeless response system. Ginny Monk, Hartford Courant, 4 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of annualize was in 1906

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“Annualize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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