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

transitive verb

: to give a new form or orientation to : reorganize
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.
Recent Examples on the Web This article is part of a three-part series that examines the dynamics reshaping global trade today. Kenneth Dewoskin, Fortune, 15 May 2024 Clad in bowties and evening gowns, this crew of execs and engineers cut dashing figures on a Hollywood red carpet, striding into an AMPAS Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony that saw the team honored for their pioneering work reshaping the global film business. Ben Croll, Variety, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for reshape 

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reshape was in 1827

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“Reshape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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re·​shape (ˈ)rē-ˈshāp How to pronounce reshape (audio)
: to give a new form to
reshaper noun

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