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formalize

verb [T] ( UK also formalise)
 
 
/ˈfɔːməlaɪz/
to arrange something according to a fixed structure: formalize a process/procedure/structure, etc. It is now widely acknowledged that with increasing size comes the need to formalize operations if a firm wishes to remain effective. Despite the apparent contradiction, casual working in this sector is a highly formalized system of working.
to make something official: formalize an agreement/arrangement/offer
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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