formalize: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fôr'mu-līz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to make formal, esp. for the sake of official or authorized acceptance: to formalize an understanding by drawing up a legal contract.
- to give a definite form or shape to.
- to state or restate (the rules or implied rules of a grammar or the like) in symbolic form.
- formalize (Thesaurus)