What does formulate mean?

Definitions for formulate
ˈfɔr myəˌleɪtfor·mu·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explicate, formulate, develop(verb)

    elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

    "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

  2. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge(verb)

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

  3. give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate(verb)

    put into words or an expression

    "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

  4. formulate(verb)

    prepare according to a formula


  1. formulate(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formulate(verb)

    to reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'formulate' in Verbs Frequency: #839

How to pronounce formulate?

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How to say formulate in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of formulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of formulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of formulate in a Sentence

  1. James Scott:

    If you don’t formulate your own narrative, you become a pawn in someone else’s.

  2. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    There are efforts to formulate an alternative offer. Whether that materializes, we will see.

  3. Liu Zhiquan:

    It essentially aims to improve environmental quality and force local authorities to formulate a more sensible industrial plan.

  4. Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao:

    China is willing to help Afghanistan formulate infrastructure plans to strengthen interconnectedness and intercommunication with surrounding countries.

  5. Gooding Jr.:

    I ’d rather have them just experience the performance and then formulate their own opinions. You’re never going to convince people who think he’s innocent that he’s not.

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