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 The rules for calculating the figures don’t allow companies to annualize most pay figures. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, "At Walmart, the CEO Makes 1,188 Times as Much as the Median Worker," 20 Apr. 2018 Companies are allowed, for example, to annualize the pay of a full-time employee who starts midyear. Robert Pozen And, WSJ, "The Fix for Misleading ‘CEO Pay Ratios’," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of annualize

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Annualize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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