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formalize

[ fawr-muh-lahyz ]
/ 藞f蓴r m蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), for路mal路ized, for路mal路iz路ing.
to make formal, especially for the sake of official or authorized acceptance: to formalize an understanding by drawing up a legal contract.
to give a definite form or shape to.
to state or restate (the rules or implied rules of a grammar or the like) in symbolic form.
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Also especially British, for路mal路ise .

Origin of formalize

First recorded in 1590鈥1600; formal1 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM formalize

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British Dictionary definitions for formalize

formalize

formalise

/ (藞f蓴藧m蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to be or make formal
(tr) to make official or valid
(tr) to give a definite shape or form to
logic to extract the logical form of (an expression), to express in the symbols of some formal system

Derived forms of formalize

formalization or formalisation, nounformalizer or formaliser, noun
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