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1. formalize

verb. ['ˈfɔrməˌlaɪz'] make formal or official.

Synonyms

  • adjudge
  • ritualize
  • ritualise
  • hold
  • declare

Antonyms

  • survive
  • forbid
  • disapprove
  • disallow

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • formal (English)
  • formel (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Formalize

  • normalize

Sentences with formalize


1. Verb, base form
Try to reduce excessive use of these filler words and formalize your speech.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In a society, authorities such as kings or elected officials formalize ideas of punishment.

2. formalize

verb. ['ˈfɔrməˌlaɪz'] declare or make legally valid.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • formalise
  • co-sign
  • validate
  • ratify
  • clear
  • sign
  • authorise
  • authorize
  • cosign

Antonyms

  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • formal (English)
  • formel (Middle English (1100-1500))
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