Formalise



[fawr-muh-lahyz] /ˈfɔr məˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), formalized, formalizing.
1.
to make , especially for the sake of official or authorized acceptance:
to formalize an understanding by drawing up a legal contract.
2.
to give a definite form or shape to.
3.
to state or restate (the rules or implied rules of a grammar or the like) in symbolic form.
/ˈfɔːməˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to be or make formal
2.
(transitive) to make official or valid
3.
(transitive) to give a definite shape or form to
4.
(logic) to extract the logical form of (an expression), to express in the symbols of some formal system
v.

1590s, from formal + -ize. Related: Formalized; formalizing.

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