Roleset id: formalize.01 , to make formal, Source: , vncls: , framnet: formalize.01: FORMALIZE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'formalize' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from formalize.01-v predicate notes)
Arg0-PAG: causer of formalization, agent
Arg1-PPT: entity formalized
person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full
Mr. Grobstein 's appointment formalizes a role  he has been performing [*T*-1]since the merger , a spokeswoman said  [*T*-2] .
Arg0: Mr. Grobstein 's appointment
Arg1: a role  he has been performing [*T*-1]since the merger