: to give a certain or definite form to : shape
Examples of FORMALIZE
- The company has formalized its hiring practices.
- Congress formalized the policy by making it law.
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Related to FORMALIZE
- standardize, homogenize, normalize, regularize
- decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto
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