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verb (used with object), re·for·mu·lat·ed, re·for·mu·lat·ing.
  1. to formulate again.
  2. to formulate in a different way; alter or revise: to reformulate our plans.

Origin of reformulate

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + formulate
Related formsre·for·mu·la·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for reformulate

Historical Examples

  • For those able to re-think and reformulate their goals, effectiveness means transcending the literate structure.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy</p>

    Mihai Nadin

British Dictionary definitions for reformulate


  1. to change or update (an idea, plan, etc, already formulated)
Derived Formsreformulation, noun
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Word Origin and History for reformulate


1882, from re- + formulate. Related: Reformulated; reformulating.

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