Formulate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrmjuleɪt|  American pronunciation of the word formulate
Brit.  |ˈfɔːmjʊleɪt|  British pronunciation of the word formulate

verb

- elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses (syn: develop, explicate)
- come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort (syn: contrive, devise, excogitate, forge, invent)
- put into words or an expression(syn: articulate, phrase, word)

He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

- prepare according to a formula

Examples

a plastic specially formulated to resist high temperatures

...the doctor was trying to formulate a good way to tell her that she would need surgery...

He was formulating his theory.

He formulated Labour Party education policy in 1922.

Darwin formulated the theory of natural selection.

We are studying the situation but have not formulated any response yet.

He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: formulate
he/she/it: formulates
present participle: formulating
past tense: formulated
past participle: formulated
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