|1.||[ verb ] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses|
"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|