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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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