Formally - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrməli|  American pronunciation of the word formally
Brit.  |ˈfɔːməli|  British pronunciation of the word formally

adverb

- with official authorization(syn: officially)

the club will be formally recognized

- in a formal manner

he was dressed rather formally

Examples

We announced a decision formally recognizing the new government.

He put his hand out formally, and Liza took it.

'I apologize, Captain,' she said formally.

the club will be formally recognized

Their engagement was formally announced in the newspaper.

He was never formally trained as a chef.

The officer was formally charged with dereliction of duty.

...the four museum buildings surround a quadrate courtyard that is formally landscaped...

These two versions do not formally contradict one another.

He was formally degraded from the priesthood.

What is formally correct may be materially false.

Relations between the countries were formally normalized in 1997.

They want to sound out his opinion before they approach him formally.

In an official statement, she formally announced her resignation.

I'll spare you from having to apologize formally

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