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Verb: formalise  'for-mu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: formalize)
  1. Make formal or official
    "We formalised the appointment and gave him a title";
    - formalize
     
  2. Declare or make legally valid
    - validate, formalize

Derived forms: formalising, formalises, formalised

Type of: adjudge, authorise [Brit], authorize, clear, declare, hold, pass