To finalize something is to make it official. When you finalize a contract, you agree to all of the terms of the agreement.

  • The company finalized the contract last week.

  • The lawyer finalized the divorce last week.

Definition of finalize


make final; put the last touches on; put into final form


finalise, nail down, settle

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Example Sentences for finalize

  • 1

    The last and final stage of the RDM is the termination stage.

  • 2

    He finished ninth in the semifinal and tenth in the final.

  • 3

    I've finally finished with the translation of the article about the corsair.

  • 4

    A descending arpeggio and low final note finish the piece.

  • 5

    Finally, they ended his supplication.

  • 6

    The murkiness in the middle is finally ending.

  • 7

    Bornett reached the final in the springboard event, finishing sixth overall.

  • 8

    In the end refers to the finality after the recounts.

  • 9

    The gaiety continues on into a final flourish at the end.

  • 10

    The song was finally used at the end of the film.