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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." In other words, sustainability might already be a way of life at these schools, whether it is spelled out in a formal document or not.
Resistance to the formalized written behavioral approach has been a common experience of mine when working with experienced teachers as we try together to understand a student's troublesome behavior.
Typical mold-maintenance functions such as disassembly, troubleshooting, repair, cleaning, and assembly can and should be standardized and formalized. A systemized approach can bring significant benefits:
This year, we formalized the open nomination process.
These were displayed in a compact gallery with low lighting and muted gray walls, which suggested the presentation of a formalized history.
But growing demands from shareholders for senior management to take enterprise risk management (ERM) more seriously has at last formalized the essential connection between a company's business operations and its overall risk management program.
He explains the distinction between formalized and unformalized processes; their enabling and limiting relationship to virtual environments; and the impact of these technologies on the workplace and society.
The DivX Certified portable profile program is a formalized procedure for integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers and OEM manufacturers to obtain the DivX Certified logo for the PMP class of devices.
Yet, according to a study conducted by the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters & Chartered Financial Consultants, less than half of all small businesses engage in formalized succession planning (mall businesses failure, 1996).