re·​shape | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈshāp How to pronounce reshape (audio) \
reshaped; reshaping; reshapes

Definition of reshape

transitive verb

: to give a new form or orientation to : reorganize

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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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Recent Examples on the Web So how did Atalanta reshape from a team that historically yo-yoed between the top two tiers of Italian football, to a team that qualifies for Europe every season? Ben Morse, CNN, "The city was at the epicenter of Europe's pandemic. Now its soccer club Atalanta wants to 'bring a smile' back to 'damaged' region," 12 Aug. 2020 To their credit, IHME continues to reevaluate and reshape its model, putting much more emphasis on the current trajectory of the disease in each location rather than what happened in Wuhan. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, "What pandemic predictions got right, where they fell short and what they think will happen next," 6 Aug. 2020 The transaction could reshape the global tech landscape and further strain already tense U.S.-China relations. Georgia Wells, WSJ, "Microsoft Aims for a Deal to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Business," 3 Aug. 2020 Even at the low end, numbers like that will reshape life along the coast. Jen Schwartz, Scientific American, "Surrendering to Rising Seas," 1 Aug. 2018 The French president vowed to help get Lebanon back on its feet and push toward a new political pact to reshape the country’s government and implement necessary reforms. Washington Post, "The limits of Macron’s influence in Lebanon," 2 Sep. 2020 If scaled with corporate investment, the project could eventually yield 64 million pounds of sushi-quality meat a year, enough to dramatically reshape the world’s seafood trade. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Deep-water fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico: Who benefits?," 31 Aug. 2020 Raya, like her predecessor Moana, will continue to reshape the definition of a Disney princess. Rachel Yang,, "Kelly Marie Tran on being the first Southeast Asian actress to lead a Disney animated film," 27 Aug. 2020 The Republicans maneuvering to reshape the GOP in a new image if Trump is defeated include former Ohio Gov. John Kasich who spoke at the Democrats’ convention. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "'Miracle around the corner': Mike Pence vouches for Donald Trump's pandemic response as election nears," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of reshape

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reshape was in 1827

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17 Sep 2020

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“Reshape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reshape

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

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