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English definition of “formulate”

formulate

verb [T]     /ˈfɔː.mjʊ.leɪt/ US  /ˈfɔːr-/
C2 to develop all the details of a plan for doing something: to formulate a new plan to formulate legislationPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping formulation     /ˌfɔː.mjʊˈleɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌfɔːr-/ noun [C or U] Plans and arrangements
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