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formalize

verb conventionalize, form, give form to, give formal approval to, give formal status to, legalize, legitimatize, make formal, make official, make valid, ritualize, shape, solemnize, validate
Associated concepts: formalize an agreement
See also: authorize, characterize, codify, define, formulate, frame, record
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Under the common law, gifts of all forms of personal property are formalized by delivery and--in contradistinction to contracts--no contemporaneous (or, for that matter, non-contemporaneous) communication is required to render the gift complete, although the transferor must intend the transfer to comprise a gift for it to take effect as one.
The other reason, she surmised, is that not all institutions may feel the need to have a formalized plan, but still recognize the value of being "green.
Formalized behavior modification techniques for individual students that are artificially imposed intrude on the landscape of the classroom and rarely, in my experience, work.
There is a well-established and formalized process for transitioning a system from R & D to operational use that allows the Service to formally identify and allocate funding to operate the system, to train personnel, and to develop logistics procedures.
Formalized participative management falls in the same category.
This decision to liquidate was not formalized through a corporate resolution and no Form 966 was filed, even though the two shareholders agreed that a liquidation should occur.
When the mentoring program was formalized, the Senior Activity Center staff took extra steps to make certain that guidelines were put into place to ensure that the rights of all participants would be protected.
Formalized terrorist groups, such as Lebanese Hizballah, Egyptian Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya, and Palestinian HAMAS, pose the second threat to the United States.
Much of what we've agreed to in the settlement was part of our formalized business strategy.
and JFA is formalized, X O intends to acquire an insurance company to also serve as an administrator of the JFA portfolio.
Formalized leadership training is not solely for larger firms, he insists.
Dan Geller (2007) found that micro companies -- which include startups, entrepreneurs and businesses with 25 or fewer employees -- are about half as likely to be engaged in formalized strategic planning as larger companies with up to 500 employees.