Formalize Form"al*ize (f[^o]rm"al*[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formalized} (f[^o]rm"al*[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Formalizing} (f[^o]rm"al*[imac]`z[i^]ng).] 1. To give form, or a certain form, to; to model. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. To render formal. [1913 Webster]

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