Conceive and Formulate


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Conceive verb – To form a mental picture of.
Formulate is a synonym for conceive in think up topic. In some cases you can use "Formulate" instead a verb "Conceive", when it comes to topics like activity, imagine, create, planned.
Nearby Words: conception, conceit, concept, conceivable, conceiving
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Formulate verb – To put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form.
Usage example: a writer planning to formulate a response to what he considered a very unfair review of his work

Conceive is a synonym for formulate in activity topic. You can use "Conceive" instead a verb "Formulate", if it concerns topics such as imagine, draw up, planned.
Nearby Words: formula, formulation, forming, formulating
Synonyms for Formulate

Common collocations

idea conceive idea formulate idea
form conceive form formulate form
way conceive way formulate way
plan conceive plan formulate plan
Other nouns: ideas.
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