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"formalize" in British English

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formalizeverb [T]

(UK usually formalise) uk   /ˈfɔː.mə.laɪz/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
to make something ​official or ​decide to ​arrange it ​according to a ​fixedstructure: These ​informalgatherings have ​becomeincreasingly formalized in the last few ​years. They ​offered me the ​job, but the ​contract has not been formalized ​yet.
(Definition of formalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"formalize" in American English

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formalizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈfɔr·məˌlɑɪz/
to make something ​official: The ​tradeagreement was formalized with Congress’s ​approval of the ​bill.
(Definition of formalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"formalize" in Business English

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formalizeverb [T]

(UK also formalise) uk   us   /ˈfɔːməlaɪz/
to ​arrange something according to a ​fixedstructure: formalize a process/procedure/structure, etc. It is now widely ​acknowledged that with ​increasingsize comes the need to formalize ​operations if a ​firm wishes to remain ​effective. Despite the apparent contradiction, ​casualworking in this ​sector is a highly formalized system of ​working.
to make something ​official: formalize an ​agreement/​arrangement/​offer
(Definition of formalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “formalize”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使成为正式, 使有固定体系, 使定形…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使成為正式, 使有固定體系, 使定形…
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