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verb [transitive] formulate pronunciation in American English /ˈfɔrmjəˌleɪt/
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I/you/we/theyformulate
he/she/itformulates
present participleformulating
past tenseformulated
past participleformulated
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  1. 1
    to develop a plan, system, or proposal carefully, thinking about all of its details
    The government is formulating a new strategy to combat crime.
    He formulated a plan to improve the team’s performance.
  2. 2
    [often passive] to prepare a product by combining substances or chemicals in the right amounts
    The milk is specially formulated for babies.
  3. 3
    to express an idea or opinion in a careful organized way
    It took her a moment to formulate a reply.

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