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formulate

verb for·mu·late \ˈfr-myə-ˌlāt\

: to create, invent, or produce (something) by careful thought and effort

for·mu·lat·edfor·mu·lat·ing

Full Definition of FORMULATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to reduce to or express in a formula
b :  to put into a systematized statement or expression
c :  devise <formulate a policy>
2
a :  to develop a formula for the preparation of (as a soap or plastic)
b :  to prepare according to a formula
for·mu·la·tor \-ˌlā-tər\ noun

Examples of FORMULATE

  1. a plastic specially formulated to resist high temperatures
  2. <the doctor was trying to formulate a good way to tell her that she would need surgery>

First Known Use of FORMULATE

1855

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FORMULATE Defined for Kids

formulate

verb for·mu·late \ˈfr-myə-ˌlāt\
for·mu·lat·edfor·mu·lat·ing

Definition of FORMULATE for Kids

:  to create, invent, or produce by careful thought and effort <formulate a medicine> <formulate an answer>

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