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Meaning of FORMULATE

Pronunciation:  'formyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
  2. [v]  put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
  3. [v]  come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
  4. [v]  prepare according to a formula, of chemicals

FORMULATE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: articulate, contrive, develop, devise, excogitate, explicate, forge, invent, phrase, word
 See Also: ask, cast, conjecture, couch, create by mental act, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, create mentally, dogmatise, dogmatize, evince, express, formularise, formularize, frame, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, lexicalise, lexicalize, mature, put, redact, redevelop, reformulate, show, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For"mu*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Formulated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Formulating}.]
To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and
definite form of statement or expression. --G. P. Marsh.

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