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

Wiktionary

  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

Editors Contribution

  1. formulate

    Create according to a specific and intelligent formula.

    They did formulate the scientific response and were delighted with the results.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say formulate in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Michael Bloomberg:

    Hopefully our deliberations will be helpful to you as you formulate climate policy.

  2. Liu Zhiquan:

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

  3. William Ralph Inge:

    We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

  4. Alfred Jules Ayer:

    The fact that people have religious experiences is interesting from the psychological point of view, but it does not in any way imply that there is such a thing as religious knowledge...Unless he can formulate this 'knowledge' in propositions that are empirically verifiable, we may be sure that he is deceiving himself.

  5. Norman Vincent Peale:

    Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

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