formulate has definitions from the field of chemistry
[ verb ] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses


develop explicate


"Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

However much we may have to criticize liberal theology 's constructive formulations , the theology we ourselves must strive to formulate can only go beyond liberalism , not behind it .

In affirming this we have already taken the decisive step in breaking the deadlock into which Bultmann 's attempt to formulate such a theology has led .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

In_the_last_analysis , religion is the means of inducing , formulating , expressing , enhancing , implementing , and perpetuating man 's deepest experience - the religious .

[ verb ] put into words or an expression


"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

Perhaps no church_father saw this concurrence of the unique and the universal as clearly , or formulated it as precisely , as Irenaeus .

[ verb ] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort


"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

Used in print

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

These countries must formulate a comprehensive , long-term program covering the objectives of both the private and the public sectors of the economy .

[ verb ] (chemistry) prepare according to a formula, of chemicals

Used in print

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

No matter how they are formulated , a large_number of organic actives are simply not suitable for this application , since they do not give adequate soil removal .