Formalize Form"al*ize (f[^o]rm"al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formalized} (f[^o]rm"al*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Formalizing} (f[^o]rm"al*[imac]`z[i^]ng).] 1. To give form, or a certain form, to; to model. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. To render formal. [1913 Webster]

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  • formalize — for‧mal‧ize [ˈfɔːməlaɪz ǁ ˈfɔːr ] also formalise verb [transitive] LAW to make a plan, decision, or idea official, especially by deciding and clearly describing all the details: • Final arrangements for the takeover have yet to be formalized. * * …   Financial and business terms

  • formalize — I verb conventionalize, form, give form to, give formal approval to, give formal status to, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, make formal, make official, make valid, ritualize, shape, solemnize, validate associated concepts: formalize an… …   Law dictionary

  • formalize — [fôr′mə līz΄] vt. formalized, formalizing 1. to give definite form to 2. to make formal 3. to make official, valid, etc. by use of an appropriate form [to formalize an agreement] formalization n …   English World dictionary

  • Formalize — Form al*ize, v. i. To affect formality. [Obs.] ales. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • formalize — (v.) 1590s, from FORMAL (Cf. formal) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Formalized; formalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • formalize — (Amer.) for·mal·ize || fÉ”rmÉ™laɪz / fɔːm v. make official, make formal; make legally valid; affect formality; give a shape or form to, model (also formalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • formalize — (also formalise) ► VERB 1) give legal or official status to. 2) give a definite form to. DERIVATIVES formalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • formalize — UK [ˈfɔː(r)məlaɪz] / US [ˈfɔrməˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms formalize : present tense I/you/we/they formalize he/she/it formalizes present participle formalizing past tense formalized past participle formalized to make something such as a… …   English dictionary

  • formalize — formalization, n. formalizer, n. /fawr meuh luyz /, v.t., formalized, formalizing. 1. to make formal, esp. for the sake of official or authorized acceptance: to formalize an understanding by drawing up a legal contract. 2. to give a definite form …   Universalium

  • formalize — verb Formalize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑idea …   Collocations dictionary

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