Synonyms & Antonyms of shape

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1 a state of being or fitness
  • she was in good shape after having worked outdoors all summer long

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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

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3 the type of body that a person has
  • some specialty clothing stores sell clothing that suits people that have a particular shape

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Synonyms & Antonyms of shape (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to work out the details of (something) in advance
  • over the winter the committee shaped the company's new marketing strategy

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The first known use of shape was before the 12th century

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“Shape.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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