- 1 to create or prepare something carefully, giving particular attention to the details formulate something to formulate a policy/theory/plan/proposal The compost is specially formulated for potted plants. formulate something to do something This new kitchen cleaner is formulated to cut through grease and dirt.
- 2formulate something to express your ideas in carefully chosen words She has lots of good ideas, but she has difficulty formulating them. He struggled to formulate an answer.
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NAmE//ˈfɔrmyəˌleɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they formulate
he / she / it formulates
past simple formulated
-ing form formulating
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NAmE//ˌfɔrmyəˈleɪʃn//noun [uncountable, countable] the formulation of new policies new formulations of existing drugs