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Synonyms of 'formulate'

(verb) 
Definition
to plan or describe precisely and clearly
He formulated his plan for escape.
Synonyms
devise
We devised a scheme to help him.
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plan
I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
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develop
Several countries developed nuclear weapons secretly.
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work out
Things didn't work out as planned.
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invent
He invented the first electric clock.
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evolve
He evolved a working method from which he has never departed.
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coin
The phrase `cosmic ray' was coined by R. A. Millikan in 1925.
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forge
They agreed to forge closer economic ties.
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draw up
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originate
No-one knows who originated this story.
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map out
(verb) 
Definition
to express in a formula
I was impressed by how he formulated his ideas.
Synonyms
express
He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
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detail
The report detailed the human rights abuses committed.
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frame
He framed his question three different ways.
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define
The Court must define the limits of its authority.
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specify
He has not specified what action he would like them to take.
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articulate
He failed to articulate an overall vision.
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set down
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put into words
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particularize
Mr Johnson particularized the general points he wanted to make.
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give form to

Additional synonyms

in the sense of articulate
Definition
to express coherently in words
He failed to articulate an overall vision.
Synonyms
say,
put across,
put into words,
verbalize,
asseverate (formal)
in the sense of coin
Definition
to invent (a new word or phrase)
The phrase `cosmic ray' was coined by R. A. Millikan in 1925.
Synonyms
in the sense of define
Definition
to fix with precision
The Court must define the limits of its authority.

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