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1. formulate

verb. ['ˈfɔrmjəˌleɪt'] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses.

Synonyms

  • develop
  • speculate
  • conjecture
  • hypothesize
  • suppose
  • mature
  • hypothesise
  • theorise
  • evolve
  • theorize
  • explicate
  • reformulate
  • hypothecate
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • voice
  • written
  • uncommunicative
  • inarticulate

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • formula (English)
  • formula (Latin)

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Rhymes with Formulate

  • accumulate
  • adulate
  • angulate
  • annihilate
  • appellate
  • articulate
  • assimilate
  • benlate
  • boilerplate
  • breastplate
  • calculate
  • circulate
  • coagulate
  • congratulate
  • contemplate
  • copulate
  • correlate
  • crenelate
  • depopulate
  • desolate

How do you pronounce formulate?

Pronounce formulate as ˈfɔrmjəˌleɪt.

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Sentences with formulate


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As you formulate a plan of action, remember that it's good to be kind.

2. Verb, base form
They only want to know that you are able to formulate and support a position on the topic.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Type, formulate or modify the data in the worksheet using the Excel commands.

Quotes about formulate


1. We fear death, we shudder at life's instability, we grieve to see the flowers wilt again and again, and the leaves fall, and in our hearts we know that we, too, are transitory and will soon disappear. When artists create pictures and thinkers search for laws and formulate thoughts, it is in order to salvage something from the great dance of death, to make something last longer than we do.
- Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund

2. Society functions in a way much more interesting than the multiple-choice pattern we have been rewarded for succeeding at in school. Success in life comes not from the ability to choose between the four presented answers, but from the rather more difficult and painfully acquired ability to formulate the questions.
- David Mamet, The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture

2. formulate

verb. ['ˈfɔrmjəˌleɪt'] put into words or an expression.

Synonyms

  • articulate
  • express
  • phrase
  • show
  • dogmatise
  • couch
  • dogmatize
  • give voice
  • ask
  • frame
  • put
  • lexicalise
  • redact
  • evince
  • word
  • formularize
  • cast
  • formularise

Antonyms

  • implicit
  • local
  • slow
  • misconstruction

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • formula (English)
  • formula (Latin)

3. formulate

verb. ['ˈfɔrmjəˌleɪt'] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort.

Synonyms

  • contrive
  • devise
  • create by mental act
  • excogitate
  • create mentally
  • invent

Antonyms

  • negate
  • disprove
  • affirm
  • contraindicate

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • formula (English)
  • formula (Latin)

4. formulate

verb. ['ˈfɔrmjəˌleɪt'] prepare according to a formula.

Synonyms

  • create from raw material

Antonyms

  • obviate
  • top

Etymology

  • -ate (English)
  • formula (English)
  • formula (Latin)
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