Definition of reformulate in US English:



[with object]
  • Formulate again or differently.

    ‘the company also recently reformulated its Double Fudge Bar’
    • ‘Clearly, reformulating the drug in a more convenient pill form was a priority.’
    • ‘This usually involves reformulating the research question.’
    • ‘I'm not saying I'll never do women's clothes again, but I need space to reformulate my approach.’
    • ‘Graham Priest, a very very clever logician, has done some work on reformulating an arithmetic using paraconsistent logics to allow for the Godel paradox to be solved within the system.’
    • ‘It is therefore no good for socialists, whatever concessions to contemporary political realities they may be obliged to make, to try to reformulate the Labour Party, to create an upgraded and more robust version of the same.’
    • ‘The following results emerge by simply reformulating the research question as: what is the benefit of an additional four days of penicillin treatment, after the initial three days?’
    • ‘And just as under apartheid, people have been obliged to reformulate their ethnic identities in order to get access to resources.’
    • ‘He found in her favour only by reformulating her case in a way that was not even argued at trial.’
    • ‘The economic slow down actually offers an opportunity to re-assess and reformulate the structure of mass transit investment.’
    • ‘You will then see how she reformulates these same rules according to female rather than male characteristics.’
    • ‘Manufacturers will be busy reformulating everything they can to be low in carbohydrates.’
    • ‘The new legislation aims to bring us back into line with the rest of the EU, forcing manufacturers to reformulate entire ranges and invest heavily in applying for new product licences.’
    • ‘The challenge on behalf of the Kennington Residents adopts some of these grounds and reformulates them from the standpoint of alleged ‘victims’ within the meaning of section 7 of the Human Rights Act.’
    • ‘They should seize the chance to rethink the challenge and to reformulate the laws so that genuine threats can be fought effectively, and the public reassured, while at the same time basic freedoms are honoured.’
    • ‘The airline responded by withdrawing their latest offer, saying they ‘remain ready to reformulate a different offer acceptable to both parties on reasonable terms and conditions.’’
    • ‘Perhaps, though, we should reformulate the question.’
    • ‘His response to the failure of either virological or epidemiological studies to confirm his initial hypothesis has been to reformulate it to make it ever wider and more diffuse.’
    • ‘More subtly, these issues suggest opportunities to reformulate a theory of the firm that relies less on efficient markets and more on the institutions for wealth creation and distribution.’
    • ‘This merely reformulates the problem, however, since the difficulty then is to distinguish between contracts of service and contracts for services.’
    • ‘The lesson for the movement has been to shift from fighting single issues to a detailed vision of the world which can reformulate itself in new ways and in new spheres if it suffers a temporary setback.’