formalize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈfɔː(r)məlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyformalize
he/she/itformalizes
present participleformalizing
past tenseformalized
past participleformalized
  1. to make something such as a plan, system, or agreement official

derived word

formalization

 

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/ˌfɔː(r)məlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]