Formalize - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrməlaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word formalize
Brit.  |ˈfɔːm(ə)lʌɪz|  British pronunciation of the word formalize

verb

- make formal or official(syn: formalise)

We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

- declare or make legally valid (syn: formalise, validate)

Examples

The company has formalized its hiring practices.

Congress formalized the policy by making it law.

Final arrangements for the takeover have yet to be formalized.

We need to formalize our thoughts.

We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: formalize
he/she/it: formalizes
present participle: formalizing
past tense: formalized
past participle: formalized
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