formulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From formula +‎ -ate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔː(ɹ)mjʊleɪt/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

formulate (third-person singular simple present formulates, present participle formulating, simple past and past participle formulated)

  1. (transitive) To put into a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
    • 1876, George Perkins Marsh, Mediaeval and Modern Saints and Miracles:
      The Assembly then formulated its demands, which were thirty in number, including the removal of all Huguenot temples built near churches
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational Grammar, Cambridge: University Press, →ISBN, page 19:
      Another source of evidence supporting the conclusion that children learn language by formulating a set of rules comes from the errors that they produce. A case in point are overgeneralized past tense forms like comed, goed, seed, buyed, bringed, etc. frequently used by young children.

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Adverb[edit]

formulate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of formuli

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

formulate

  1. inflection of formulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

formulate f pl

  1. feminine plural of formulato