Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb formalise

2 senses of formalise

Sense 1
formalize, formalise -- (make formal or official; "We formalized the appointment and gave him a title")
       => declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")

Sense 2
validate, formalize, formalise -- (declare or make legally valid)
       => authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")

Antonyms of adj formalised

1 of 2 senses of formalised

Sense 2
formalized, formalised -- (given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures)

INDIRECT (VIA official) -> unofficial -- (not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity")

Similarity of adj formalised

2 senses of formalised

Sense 1
formalistic, formalized, formalised -- (concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art); "highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'")

Sense 2
formalized, formalised -- (given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures)
       => official (vs. unofficial) -- (having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative")

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