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formalize

verb [T] (UK usually formalise) uk   /ˈfɔː.mə.laɪz/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
to make something official or decide to arrange it according to a fixed structure: They started as informal gatherings but they have become increasingly formalized in the last few years. We need to formalize our initial thoughts about the way to proceed.
Translations of “formalize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使成為正式, 使有固定體系, 使定形…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使成为正式, 使有固定体系, 使定形…
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