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formalize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of formalize

  1. 1 to make agree with a single established standard or model we'll need to formalize our research results before we submit our study for review Synonyms standardize, homogenize, normalize, regularizeRelated Words codify, marshal (also marshall), methodize, order, organize, systematize, systemize; average, equalize, even; square; accredit, certify; control, govern, regulate, rule; conciliate, conform, coordinate, harmonize, integrate, reconcile, synthesizeNear Antonyms customize, individualize, tailor

  2. 2 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory the plan has yet to be formalized by the city council Synonyms accredit, approbate, authorize, clear, confirm, finalize, approve, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrantRelated Words accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse (also indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license (also licence), pass, permit; reapproveNear Antonyms ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto



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