verb (used with object), of·fi·cial·ized, of·fi·cial·iz·ing.

to make official; place under official authority or control.

Nearby words

  1. official solicitor,
  2. official strike,
  3. officialdom,
  4. officialese,
  5. officialism,
  6. officially,
  7. officiant,
  8. officiary,
  9. officiate,
  10. officinal

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019