1. [ verb ] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
Synonyms: develop explicate

"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

Related terms: speculate mature redevelop develop develop conceptualization
2. [ verb ] put into words or an expression
Synonyms: phrase word articulate give_voice

"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

Related terms: express frame ask dogmatize formularize lexicalize word word articulation formulation conceptualization wording
3. [ verb ] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
Synonyms: invent devise contrive forge excogitate

"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act invention planner invention formula inventor excogitator excogitation devisal
4. [ verb ] (chemistry) prepare according to a formula, of chemicals
Related terms: create_from_raw_material chemistry formulation
Similar spelling:   formulated