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for·mal·ize

 (fôr′mə-līz′)
tr.v. for·mal·ized, for·mal·iz·ing, for·mal·iz·es
1. To give a definite form or shape to.
2.
a. To make formal.
b. To give formal standing or endorsement to; make official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedure.

for′mal·iz′a·ble adj.
for′mal·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
for′mal·iz′er n.

formalize

(ˈfɔːməˌlaɪz) or

formalise

vb
1. to be or make formal
2. (tr) to make official or valid
3. (tr) to give a definite shape or form to
4. (Logic) logic to extract the logical form of (an expression), to express in the symbols of some formal system
ˌformaliˈzation, ˌformaliˈsation n
ˈformalˌizer, ˈformalˌiser n

for•mal•ize

(ˈfɔr məˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make formal, esp. for the sake of official acceptance.
2. to give a definite form or shape to.
[1590–1600]
for`mal•i•za′tion, n.
for′mal•iz`er, n.

formalize


Past participle: formalized
Gerund: formalizing

Imperative
formalize
formalize
Present
I formalize
you formalize
he/she/it formalizes
we formalize
you formalize
they formalize
Preterite
I formalized
you formalized
he/she/it formalized
we formalized
you formalized
they formalized
Present Continuous
I am formalizing
you are formalizing
he/she/it is formalizing
we are formalizing
you are formalizing
they are formalizing
Present Perfect
I have formalized
you have formalized
he/she/it has formalized
we have formalized
you have formalized
they have formalized
Past Continuous
I was formalizing
you were formalizing
he/she/it was formalizing
we were formalizing
you were formalizing
they were formalizing
Past Perfect
I had formalized
you had formalized
he/she/it had formalized
we had formalized
you had formalized
they had formalized
Future
I will formalize
you will formalize
he/she/it will formalize
we will formalize
you will formalize
they will formalize
Future Perfect
I will have formalized
you will have formalized
he/she/it will have formalized
we will have formalized
you will have formalized
they will have formalized
Future Continuous
I will be formalizing
you will be formalizing
he/she/it will be formalizing
we will be formalizing
you will be formalizing
they will be formalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been formalizing
you have been formalizing
he/she/it has been formalizing
we have been formalizing
you have been formalizing
they have been formalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been formalizing
you will have been formalizing
he/she/it will have been formalizing
we will have been formalizing
you will have been formalizing
they will have been formalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been formalizing
you had been formalizing
he/she/it had been formalizing
we had been formalizing
you had been formalizing
they had been formalizing
Conditional
I would formalize
you would formalize
he/she/it would formalize
we would formalize
you would formalize
they would formalize
Past Conditional
I would have formalized
you would have formalized
he/she/it would have formalized
we would have formalized
you would have formalized
they would have formalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.formalize - make formal or official; "We formalized the appointment and gave him a title"
ritualise, ritualize - make or evolve into a ritual; "The growing up of children has become ritualized in many cultures"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
2.formalize - declare or make legally validformalize - declare or make legally valid  
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
ratify, sign - approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation; "All parties ratified the peace treaty"; "Have you signed your contract yet?"
cosign, co-sign - sign jointly; "Husband and wife co-signed the lease"
probate - establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents)
Translations
formaalistaamuodollinenmuotoillatoimiavahvistaa

formalize

[ˈfɔːməlaɪz] VT [+ plan, agreement] → formalizar

formalize

[ˈfɔːrməlaɪz] formalise (British) vtofficialiser

formalize

vt rules, grammarformalisieren; agreement, arrangementformell bekräftigen; relationshipformell machen

formalize

[ˈfɔːməˌlaɪz] vtrendere ufficiale
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