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English Dictionary: formulate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
formulate
v
  1. elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
    Synonym(s): explicate, formulate, develop
  2. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
    Synonym(s): invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
  3. put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
    Synonym(s): give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate
  4. prepare according to a formula
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Formulate \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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