formalize

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verb for·mal·ize \ˈfȯr-mə-ˌlīz\

Definition of formalize

formalized

formalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a certain or definite form to :  shape

  3. 2 a :  to make formal b :  to give formal status or approval to

formalizable

play \-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

formalization

play \ˌfȯr-mə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

formalizer

play \ˈfȯr-mə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of formalize in a sentence

  1. The company has formalized its hiring practices.

  2. Congress formalized the policy by making it law.

1646

First Known Use of formalize

1646


FORMALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

formalize

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verb for·mal·ize \ˈfȯr-mə-ˌlīz\

Definition of formalize for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) formal : to give proper or official form to (something)



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