formulate - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/ˈfɔː(r)mjʊleɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyformulate
he/she/itformulates
present participleformulating
past tenseformulated
past participleformulated
  1. 3
    to express an idea or opinion in a careful organized way

    It took her a moment to formulate a reply.