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English definition of “formalize”
formalize (UK also formalise)
/ˈfɔːməlaɪz/ verb [T]
› 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