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  • v  make formal or official
    We formalized the appointment and gave him a title
  • v  declare or make legally valid
  • a  concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • s  given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures

  • Derived from the elaborate 16th century rituals of the Japanese tea ceremony, kaiseki has evolved into a highly formalized meal that celebrates the seasons by using only fresh .
  • Youngblood went there, wandered around for a few days, but the order was never formalized.
  • When the countries finally formalized ties, they excluded mention of the islands from the treatyan act of expediency that continues to haunt them.
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  • Terri Irwin in Prince George Citizen
    We are working with Oregon State University to do formalized research in the southern hemisphere,Terri Irwin told the Nine Network television. "We can actually learn everything the Japanese are learning with lethal research by using...
  • Warren Jeffs in The Associated Press
    The judge hasn't entered the order granting me authority as special administrator,Jeffs said. "That's just a technicality; (I) need a formalized order."
  • David Wallechinsky in USA Today
    It's was a different thing, kind of catch as catch can, particularly the very early days before it got formalized,said David Wallechinsky, vice president of the International Society of Olympic Historians. "Eventually, as it got bigger,...

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