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Definition 1: put into words or an expression - [verb of communication]

Samples where formulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

Synonyms for formulate in the sense of this definition

(formulate is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of formulate ) direct or put; seek an answer to

"ask a question"

(... is a kind of formulate ) 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"

(... is a kind of formulate ) state as a dogma

(... is a kind of formulate ) express as a formula

(... is a kind of formulate ) formulate in a particular style or language

"I wouldn't put it that way" "She cast her request in very polite language"

Definition 2: elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses - [verb of communication]

Samples where formulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

Synonyms for formulate in the sense of this definition

(formulate is a kind of ...) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

(... is a kind of formulate ) develop and work out fully in one's mind

"I need to mature my thoughts"

(... is a kind of formulate ) formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis

(formulate has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(formulate has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 3: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort - [verb of creation]

Samples where formulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

Synonyms for formulate in the sense of this definition

(formulate is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

Definition 4: prepare according to a formula - [verb of creation]

(formulate is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(formulate belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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