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  • v  make formal or official
    We formalized the appointment and gave him a title
  • v  declare or make legally valid

  • The junta's idea of lenience an 18-month sentence is long enough to keep Suu Kyi in custody during a 2010 election which will formalize the military's grip on power, but .
  • So, compounding the error, the Administration decided to formalize its accidental policy and apply it to men as well as women.
  • The prime minister is now due to meet with the president to formalize the dissolution of the current government.

  • Bernie Ecclestone in CNN International
    I said I wouldn't formalize a contract until after the elections because I didn't know who I would be signing it with,Ecclestone told Catalonia television on Friday.
  • Hashim Thaci in International Herald Tribune
    The No. 1 commitment of this government and of all Kosovo citizens is to formalize Kosovo as an independent, democratic state,said Thaci, the prime minister-designate.
  • Tim Kaine in USA Today
    Details will remain confidential as the parties move forward to finalize and formalize their agreement,Kaine said in the statement.

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