What does the word formulate mean?

Usage examples for formulate

  1. Two words formulate his theology as bodied not in a creed, but in a prayer-" Our Father." – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. Scott made no attempt to formulate a theory different in any main element from that which was held by his predecessors. – Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball
  3. Precept: he may formulate a clear method, and so make plain how to do it. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto