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Meaning of FORMALIZE

Pronunciation:  'formu`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agree on terms, block out, carve, cast, celebrate, chisel, codify, conventionalize, create, cut, dignify, efform, fashion, figure, fix, forge, form, found, frame, hew, knead, knock out, lay out, lick into shape, mint, model, mold, normalize, observe, regularize, ritualize, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, sculpt, sculpture, seal, set, shake hands, shape, sign, solemnize, stamp, standardize, strike a bargain, stylize, tailor, thermoform, work
 

 

 

 

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