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verb [transitive] formalize pronunciation in British English /ˈfɔː(r)məlaɪz/
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present tense
present participleformalizing
past tenseformalized
past participleformalized
  1. to make something such as a plan, system, or agreement official
    The French president signed an agreement formalizing his country’s contribution of 2 million pounds.

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 formalize pronunciation in British English /ˌfɔː(r)məlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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