Definition of Formalize

1. Verb. Make formal or official. "We formalized the appointment and gave him a title"

Exact synonyms: Formalise
Specialized synonyms: Ritualise, Ritualize
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold
Derivative terms: Formalisation, Formalization



2. Verb. Declare or make legally valid.
Exact synonyms: Formalise, Validate
Generic synonyms: Authorise, Authorize, Clear, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Ratify, Sign, Co-sign, Cosign, Probate
Derivative terms: Formalisation, Formalization
Antonyms: Invalidate

Definition of Formalize

1. v. t. To give form, or a certain form, to; to model.

2. v. i. To affect formality.

Definition of Formalize

1. Verb. To give something a definite form; to shape. ¹

2. Verb. To give something a formal or official standing. ¹

3. Verb. To act with formality. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Formalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formalize

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Literary usage of Formalize

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1. International Trade: Issues and Effects of Implementing the Continued by Loren Yager (2006)
"Recommendation 1: To improve the processing of CDSOA claims, CBP should implement labor savings steps such as working with the ITC to formalize and ..."

2. Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity by Richard Hooker, Richard William Church (1868)
"Hence, to formalize, ie give form to, as V. Ivi. II,' The Spirit, which anointed the blessed soul of our Saviour Christ, doth so formalize, ..."

3. Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity: Book 1 by Richard Hooker (1888)
"Hence, to formalize, ie give form to, as V. Ivi. 11, 'The Spirit, which anointed the blessed soul of our Saviour Christ, doth so formalize, ..."

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