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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

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2 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory
  • the bank won't finalize the loan before Tuesday because of the holiday

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The first known use of finalize was in 1875

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“Finalize.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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