re·shape | \(ˌ)rē-ˈshāp \
reshaped; reshaping; reshapes

Definition of reshape 

transitive verb

: to give a new form or orientation to : reorganize

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Other Words from reshape

reshaper noun

Examples of reshape in a Sentence

The body of the car was reshaped to allow for more cargo space. These changes will reshape the future. He reshaped the plot of his story.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a political crisis that could reshape Europe’s migration crisis and potentially end her ten years in power. Billy Perrigo, Time, "Angela Merkel Is Fighting for Her Political Life. Here's What to Know," 18 June 2018 The Sky deal is one part of a complex global bid for Fox entertainment and international assets between Comcast and the Walt Disney Co. that could radically reshape the legacy media and entertainment industries. Bob Fernandez,, "Comcast or Fox can buy Sky, U.K. minister says. Labour leader expresses concern over foreign control of U.K. news.," 5 June 2018 In April, the San Antonio City Council sent a draft ordinance back to the drawing board after members raised concerns about legal pushback and how such properties could reshape neighborhoods. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of San Antonio-area homeowner in short-term rental case," 25 May 2018 The ruling also does not prevent the federal government from adopting other legislation that could reshape the sports betting marketplace. Michael Mccann,, "How the Supreme Court's Sports Betting Ruling Affects Leagues, Players and Fans," 14 May 2018 And many expect California's next governor to play a significant role on policy that could reshape California's public schools. Ryan Menezes,, "A few rich charter school supporters are spending millions to elect Antonio Villaraigosa governor," 14 May 2018 But the glut of legal weed places Oregon’s young industry in a precarious position, and could swiftly reshape it. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "One Consequences of Cannabis Legalization is Market Saturation," 21 Apr. 2018 At the time, Herrod and other school-choice allies were trying to marshal support for the proposal, which could fundamentally reshape Arizona’s education system and is now the subject of a November referendum. Rob O'dell, azcentral, "Recording: Key lobbyist opposed voucher-program accountability, touted financial benefit," 4 Apr. 2018 Diedra LairdThe Charlotte Observer Read More Here’s the latest on a pair of plans that could reshape much of uptown Charlotte That project would include a hotel, office buildings, affordable housing and new shops and restaurants. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "Bank of America ponders what comes next for its land as North Tryon braces for boom | Charlotte Observer," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of reshape

1827, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of reshape

: to give a new form or shape to (something)

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evasion of direct action or statement

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