Synonyms and Antonyms of formulate

  1. 1 to convey in appropriate or telling terms the doctor was trying to formulate a good way to tell her that she would need surgery Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, express, phrase, put, say, state, wordRelated Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up

  2. 2 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form a writer planning to formulate a response to what he considered a very unfair review of his work Synonyms cast, craft, draft, draw up, compose, frame, prepareRelated Words fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe

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a brief usually trivial fact

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