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  ( formalizes    3rd person present)   ( formalizing    present participle)   ( formalized    past tense & past participle  )
in BRIT, also use formalise      If you formalize a plan, idea, arrangement, or system, you make it formal and official.      verb  
A recent treaty signed by Russia, Canada and Japan formalized an agreement to work together to stop the pirates...      V n  
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