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for·mu·late

 (fôr′myə-lāt′)
tr.v. for·mu·lat·ed, for·mu·lat·ing, for·mu·lates
1.
a. To state as or reduce to a formula.
b. To express in systematic terms or concepts.
c. To devise or invent: formulate strategy.
2. To prepare according to a specified formula.

for′mu·la′tion n.
for′mu·la′tor n.

formulate

(ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to put into or express in systematic terms; express in or as if in a formula
2. to devise
ˈformuˌlator n

for•mu•late

(ˈfɔr myəˌleɪt)

v.t. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to express in precise form; state definitely or systematically; to formulate a theory.
2. to devise or develop, as a method or system.
3. to reduce to or express in a formula.
[1855–60]
for•mu•la•ble (ˈfɔr myə lə bəl) adj.
for`mu•la′tion, n.
for′mu•la`tor, n.

formulate

- Can mean "reduce to a formula."
See also related terms for reduce.

formulate


Past participle: formulated
Gerund: formulating

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Present Continuous
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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.formulate - elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
develop - elaborate by the unfolding of a musical idea and by the working out of the rhythmic and harmonic changes in the theme; "develop the melody and change the key"
develop, evolve, acquire - gain through experience; "I acquired a strong aversion to television"; "Children must develop a sense of right and wrong"; "Dave developed leadership qualities in his new position"; "develop a passion for painting"
hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture, theorise, theorize, hypothecate, suppose - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
mature - develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
reformulate, redevelop - formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis
2.formulate - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
3.formulate - put into words or an expressionformulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
ask - direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
lexicalise, lexicalize - make or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language; "The concept expressed by German `Gemuetlichkeit' is not lexicalized in English"
dogmatise, dogmatize - state as a dogma
formularise, formularize - express as a formula
couch, redact, put, frame, cast - formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
4.formulate - prepare according to a formula
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

formulate

verb
1. devise, plan, develop, prepare, work out, invent, evolve, coin, forge, draw up, originate, map out He formulated his plan for escape.
2. express, detail, frame, define, specify, articulate, set down, codify, put into words, systematize, particularize, give form to I was impressed by how he formulated his ideas.

formulate

verb
1. To convey in language or words of a particular form:
2. To devise and set down:
3. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
4. To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Informal: cook up.
Idiom: come up with.
Translations

formulate

[ˈfɔːmjʊleɪt] VT [+ theory, policy] → formular

formulate

[ˈfɔːrmjʊleɪt] vt [+ idea] → formuler; [+ plan] → élaborer

formulate

formulate

[ˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt] vtformulare
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[Footnote: Macaulay's well-known essay on Bacon is marred by Macaulay's besetting faults of superficiality and dogmatism and is best left unread.] Francis Bacon, intellectually one of the most eminent Englishmen of all times, and chief formulator of the methods of modern science, was born in 1561 (three years before Shakspere), the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Queen Elizabeth and one of her most trusted earlier advisers.
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