- [verb] elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
Synonyms: explicate, develop
- [verb] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
Synonyms: invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, forge
- [verb] put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
Synonyms: give voice, word, phrase, articulate
- [verb] prepare according to a formula