Definition of formalize
formalizableplay \ˈfȯr-mə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective
formalizationplay \ˌfȯr-mə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
formalizerplay \ˈfȯr-mə-ˌlī-zər\ noun
Examples of formalize in a Sentence
The company has formalized its hiring practices.
Congress formalized the policy by making it law.
Recent Examples of formalize from the Web
Owner Dan Gilbert must formalize roles and the people who will fill them in his front office.
Commissioners formalized an order Thursday saying the gasifier should be abandoned because of high costs and other problems.
That can be formalized with a contract signing Friday, when the NBA’s annual moratorium ends.
But that agreement was not formalized and is not entered in court.
The Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) formalizes the agency’s existing program for detecting and tracking near-Earth Objects, known as NEOs.
States now have formalized relationships with Amtrak to upgrade tracks, operate routes and redevelop stations.
Airbus formalized plans to upgrade its A380 superjumbo with fuel-saving winglets as the European planemaker seeks to revive sales of the flagship model.
Earlier this year, the mayors renewed a memorandum of understanding between their two cities formalizing interactions between their staffs.
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Definition of formalize for English Language Learners
: to make (something) formal : to give proper or official form to (something)
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