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officialize

[uh-fish-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), of·fi·cial·ized, of·fi·cial·iz·ing.
  1. to make official; place under official authority or control.
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Also especially British, of·fi·cial·ise.

Origin of officialize

First recorded in 1840–50; official + -ize
Related formsof·fi·cial·i·za·tion, noun
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