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formulateverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.mjə.leɪt/ us   /ˈfɔːr.mjə.leɪt/
(Definition of formulate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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formulateverb [T]

us   /ˈfɔr·mjəˌleɪt/
to create something, esp. by putting together different parts: The Administration said it was formulating a new policy for the Middle East. New drugs are being formulated to combat malaria.
(Definition of formulate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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formulateverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔːmjəleɪt/ us  
to develop all the details of something: formulate a plan/strategy/response Lawyers have advised him not to comment because the firm is formulating a response.
formulation
noun [C or U] /ˌfɔːmjʊˈleɪʃən/ /ˌfɔːr-/
The results will assist the formulation of policy on the provision of factory floorspace.
(Definition of formulate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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