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Meaning of FORMALIZE

Pronunciation:  'formu`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  declare or make legally valid
  2. [v]  make formal or official; "We formalized the appointment and gave him a title"

FORMALIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: formalise, validate
 Antonyms: annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, quash, void
 See Also: adjudge, authorise, authorize, clear, cosign, co-sign, declare, hold, pass, probate, ratify, ritualise, ritualize, sign



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Form"al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formalized}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Formalizing}.]
    1. To give form, or a certain form, to; to model. [R.]
    2. To render formal.
  2. \Form"al*ize\, v. i.
    To affect formality. [Obs.] --ales.
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