verb (used with object), for·mal·ized, for·mal·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for formalize
Maps have long served to formalize authority over peoples and their lands and resources.
She sought to finalize and formalize the split by filing for divorce in Brooklyn.Threats Preceded High-Rise Suicide, New York Mom Says|Michael Daly|December 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The battle will now focus on the drafting of Egypt's new constitution, which will formalize the emerging allocation of power.
Of course any effort to impose such a system would simply be to formalize what already exists, and has since 1967.
The first step is to formalize something resembling a brand.
"Formalize our mating as soon as she is able to get out of bed," Kennon replied.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
But this priest was standing in the corridor and was rather insistent that he formalize some prayers at that point.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Yet strangely and unexpectedly the attempt to formalize his faith almost shook his faith out of him again.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell