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shape

noun

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  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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