A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make legal or correct)
a. to formalize
La pareja formalizó su relación en la iglesia.The couple formalized their relationship in church.
b. to formalise (United Kingdom)
Si la empresa no formaliza mi contrato, no tendré derecho a cobrar el paro.If the company doesn't formalise my contract, I won't be entitled to unemployment benefit.
c. to regularize
Hay que formalizar la situación de los europeos que viven o trabajan en este país.We need to regularize the situation of those European citizens who are living or working in this country.
d. to regularise (United Kingdom)
Tengo que formalizar mi condición de inmigrante.I need to regularise my immigration status.
e. to put in order
¿Cómo puedo formalizar mi situación laboral?How can I put my work situation in order?
2. (to concretize)
a. to formalize
El equipo se reunirá mañana para formalizar la idea que tuvieron.The team will meet tomorrow to formalize their idea.
b. to formalise (United Kingdom)
Hay que formalizar el método.We need to formalise the approach.
c. to draw up
Primero, tenemos que formalizar un plan de negocio.First, we need to draw up a business plan.
3. (to go public about)
a. to make official
La pareja ya formalizó su relación y se van a casar dentro de tres meses.The couple have already made their relationship official and are going to get married in three months' time.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to become serious)
a. to settle down
Óscar se formalizó al cumplir los 24. Antes era un inmaduro.Oscar settled down when he turned 24. Before that he was very immature.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to formalize
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transitive verb
(Jur) to formalize; [+plan] to formulate; draw up; [+situación] to put in order; regularize
formalizar sus relaciones to become formally engaged
pronominal verb
1 (ponerse serio) to grow serious
2 [+situación] to be put in order; be regularized; [+relación] to acquire a proper form; get on to a proper footing
3 (ofenderse) to take offence
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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