What does formulate mean?

Definitions for formulate
ˈfɔr myəˌleɪtfor·mu·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explicate, formulate, developverb

    elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

    "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

  2. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forgeverb

    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, articulateverb

    put into words or an expression

    "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

  4. formulateverb

    prepare according to a formula

Wiktionary

  1. formulateverb

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

ChatGPT

  1. formulate

    To formulate means to create, devise, or develop a method, plan, or strategy in a detailed and systematic manner. It can also mean to express or articulate something in a precise and clear way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Formulateverb

    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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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. Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell:

    If trading is at nanoseconds, there won’t be a lot of 'fundamental' news to trade on or much time to formulate views about the long-run value of an asset; instead, trading at these speeds can become a game played against order books and the market rules.

  4. Hulton Archive/Getty Images:

    But every actor has that issue, people formulate an opinion about you and expect you to be a particular way. And when you’re not that way, they’re disappointed. They don’t quite understand it. That was an issue I was faced with.

  5. Larry Krasner:

    We should all be outraged that senseless, preventable violence continues to claim and break lives here in Philadelphia and in communities across the country that are also experiencing alarming increases in gun violence, we have seen cycles of increased homicides before, and we have more research and data than ever on which to formulate solutions.

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