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shape

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shape

  1. 1 a state of being or fitness <she was in good shape after having worked outdoors all summer long> Synonyms estate, fettle, form, health, keeping, kilter, nick [British], order, repair, condition, trimRelated Words practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standingNear Antonyms disorder, disrepair

  2. 2 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance <that part of the state is known as the panhandle because of its shape> Synonyms cast, configuration, conformation, fashion, figure, geometry, formRelated Words contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setupNear Antonyms composition, material, matter, raw material, stuff, substance

  3. 3 the type of body that a person has <most fashion models have the kind of shape that shows elegant clothes to their best advantage> Synonyms build, constitution, figure, form, frame, habit, physiqueRelated Words anatomy, structure




shape

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shape

  1. 1 to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a new use or situation <a dress shaped to the customer's particular figure> Synonyms acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, condition, conform, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, put, adapt, suit, tailorRelated Words readapt, readjust; customize, gear, match, model, pattern; attune, correct, harmonize, square, tune; establish, root, settle; acquaint, familiarize, orient, orientate; equip, prepare, prime, rehearse; harden, inure, season, toughen; alter, convert, make over, modify, recast, reclaim, recycle, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refashion, refigure, refit, refocus, reinvent, rejigger, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, transform; accustom, condition, habilitate, habituate, naturalize; ready, season; bend; fiddle (with), fine-tune, phase, register, regulate, rigNear Antonyms misadjust

  2. 2 to work out the details of (something) in advance <over the winter the committee shaped the company's new marketing strategy> Synonyms arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, frame, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), plan, strategize (about)Related Words conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate




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