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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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The new system will take a more formalised, structured approach to these partnerships, helping the NGOs to get the most out of their support from Clifford Chance.
Roger Leese, Clifford Chance's pro bono partner, said: "We are delighted to be adopting a more formalised approach to our important NGO relationships.
With a more formalised approach to the wealth of resources and expertise offered by Clifford Chance globally, we will now be able to plan our operations with increased certainty and, ultimately, offer help to a greater number of refugees.