Definition of Formulate

1. Verb. Elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses. "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

Exact synonyms: Develop, Explicate
Related verbs: Develop, Acquire, Develop, Evolve
Generic synonyms: Conjecture, Hypothecate, Hypothesise, Hypothesize, Speculate, Suppose, Theorise, Theorize
Specialized synonyms: Mature, Redevelop, Reformulate
Derivative terms: Explication, Formulation



2. Verb. Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort. "Did he formulate his major works over a short period of time?"; "Excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

3. Verb. Put into words or an expression. "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

4. Verb. Prepare according to a formula.
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Create From Raw Material, Create From Raw Stuff
Derivative terms: Formula, Formula, Formulation

Definition of Formulate

1. v. t. To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.

Definition of Formulate

1. Verb. (transitive) To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Formulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Literary usage of Formulate

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne, Andrew Alphonsus MacErlean (1913)
"To reduce this to a working theory, Arnold ventured to formulate the following propositions: "Clerics who own property, bishops who hold regalia [tenures by ..."

2. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"Decline in Value of Paper Money — Meeting of Congress in December, 1874—Senate Committee of Eleven to formulate a Bill to Advance United States Notes to Par ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"After half a century of rural disquiet, an attempt was made to formulate the rights of the cultivators by Act x. of 1859, and by several subsequent ..."

4. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1882)
"... I purpose to explain the meaning and effect of the three maxims which limit the exercise of the equitable jurisdiction, and to ascertain and formulate, ..."

5. Renewing the United Nations System by Erskine Childers (1999)
"WHERE TO formulate MACRO-ECONOMIC POLICY? I believe it is among nations as with individuals that the party taking advantage of the distresses of another ..."

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