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 for formalize
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Formalize \Form"al*ize\, v. i.
     To affect formality. [Obs.] --ales.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  formalize
      v 1: make formal or official; "We formalized the appointment and
           gave him a title" [syn: formalize, formalise]
      2: declare or make legally valid [syn: validate, formalize,
         formalise] [ant: annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify,
         quash, void]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "formalize":
     agree on terms, block out, carve, cast, celebrate, chisel, codify,
     conventionalize, create, cut, dignify, efform, fashion, figure,
     fix, forge, form, found, frame, hew, knead, knock out, lay out,
     lick into shape, mint, model, mold, normalize, observe, regularize,
     ritualize, rough out, roughcast, roughhew, sculpt, sculpture, seal,
     set, shake hands, shape, sign, solemnize, stamp, standardize,
     strike a bargain, stylize, tailor, thermoform, work
  
  

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