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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.
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Origin of reformulate

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

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

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin

British Dictionary definitions for reformulate


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


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

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