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formulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishformulatefor‧mu‧late /ˈfɔːmjəleɪt $ ˈfɔːr-/ ●○○ AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PLANto develop something such as a plan or a set of rules, and decide all the details of how it will be doneformulate a policy/plan/strategy etc 🔊 He formulated Labour Party education policy in 1922.formulate an idea/theory 🔊 Darwin formulated the theory of natural selection.2 EXPRESSto think carefully about what to say, and say it clearly 🔊 We are studying the situation but have not formulated any response yet.formulation /ˌfɔːmjəˈleɪʃən $ ˌfɔːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 the formulation of clear objectives→ See Verb table
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formulateThe songs are clean and streamlined, consistently formulated and ready for radio play.The leadership role entails taking the initiative in formulating, articulating, and implementing goals for the political system.Changes to the education system should be formulated by teachers not politicians.Which is why our Multivitamin Liquid is specially formulated for children whose vitamin requirements differ from those of adults.Many institutions are formulating guidelines to insure the protection of the rights of persons housed by that institution.Jackie paused to formulate her reply.He did not attempt to formulate his ideas in finished form; he thought aloud so one could hear the brain tick.The city is currently formulating policies on new road expansions.The government has set up a working party to formulate proposals for reducing environmental pollution.The gasoline is formulated to burn more cleanly, producing less pollution.Within the confines of lunch, I did my best to formulate what I thought.formulate an idea/theoryIn practice every opportunity should be taken to encourage students to formulate ideas for themselves.They think, observe, formulate theories, make predictions, and do experiments.To answer these questions, we have to formulate a theory of the determinants of growth.
From Longman Business Dictionaryformulatefor‧mu‧late /ˈfɔːmjəleɪtˈfɔːrm-/ verbCOMMERCE formulate a plan/policy/strategy etc to decide on a plan or a way of doing something and work out in detail how it should be doneThe company has hired a financial adviser to assist in formulating a growth strategy.The company has another 120 days to formulate a plan for repaying its creditors.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
formulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyformulate
he, she, itformulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyformulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave formulated
he, she, ithas formulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad formulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill formulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have formulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam formulating
he, she, itis formulating
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you, we, theyare formulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas formulating
you, we, theywere formulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been formulating
he, she, ithas been formulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been formulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be formulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been formulating
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