formulate formulate  /ˈfɔrmjə ˌleɪt/


  1. (v) elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
  2. (v) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
  3. (v) put into words or an expression
  4. (v) prepare according to a formula


  1. The experiment led him to formulate his famous Law of Similars.
  2. Although he had no formal training in genetics or psychology, he began to formulate a theory of what he called dysgenics.
  3. We have to replace this with a system in which the politicians take the lead to formulate the policies, make decisions on policies and execute those policies.


  1. Edith Sanford Convenes National Thought Leaders Council

    The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation convened the first meeting of its National Thought Leaders Advisory Council, a think tank designed to help formulate fresh new strategies for building grassroots support. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Tyrann Mathieu reminds Carson Palmer of Troy Polamalu

    When Carson Palmer was the quarterback for the Bengals, he used to face the Steelers twice every season. That meant he would see a lot of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu on film and then again on the field, the kind of exposure that leads a man to formulate a pretty good scouting report on a…
    on June 10, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. County panel to eye property uses

    Luzerne County Council members plan to create a real estate committee to formulate plans for a myriad of unused county-owned properties.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Times Leader


  1. "We are attentive to the implications of changes in the value of the dollar for inflation and inflation expectations and will continue to formulate policy to guard against risks to both parts of our dual mandate," Bernanke said, referring to the...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source:

  2. Asked to describe the experience, Vance said: "It sort of removes you from you. You can no longer formulate your own thoughts when you're in an environment like that."
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Donald Vance Source: FOXNews

  3. "The prize celebrates more than just good governance," said Annan, who stepped down as UN head at the end of 2006. "It celebrates leadership. The ability to formulate a vision and to convince others of that vision; and the skill of giving...
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Kofi Annan Source: Reuters UK

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tacit tacit
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