formulate (formulates, present participle formulating; past and past participle formulated)

  1. (transitive) To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
    • 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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