Definition of reshape in US English:

reshape

verb

[with object]
  • Shape or form (something) differently or again.

    ‘the decrees will thoroughly reshape Poland's economy’
    • ‘A series of public exhibitions has been organised to encourage feedback and ensure services are reshaped in the right way.’
    • ‘The plans include a number of options for reshaping health services in the region.’
    • ‘How do we come to grips with our profound ability to shape and reshape the world and the human condition?’
    • ‘From here on in, the work is to bend and reshape the iron and steel to your desired shape.’
    • ‘Competition and innovation also promoted three big developments that are reshaping the world information economy.’
    • ‘Specific historical moments usually engender the chain of events that shape and reshape an international song.’
    • ‘Communication technology is reshaping communities, but the ability to have a conversation with somebody across the globe is not new.’
    • ‘While the internet is changing the way we shop, it is also reshaping the marketplace.’
    • ‘Such treatments are used to reshape the face, such as plumping up the lips.’
    • ‘And it is changing perceptions over the strength of recovery that have also reshaped investor expectations.’
    • ‘He was 26 when he took a step that was to reshape the world of finance.’
    • ‘Implanting the cow heart tissue allows surgeons to reshape the ventricle into the correct shape and restore much of its functionality.’
    • ‘Arising from within a culture, technology, whether it is a canoe, a revolver, or a clock, simultaneously shapes and reshapes the culture in which it exists.’
    • ‘Long after the facts are forgotten, the official story will be shaping and reshaping our history.’
    • ‘The surgery uses a cool laser beam to reshape the cornea and correct a person's vision.’
    • ‘A US doctor told her she needed a serious operation to reshape her shoulder and remove splinters of bone from her back.’
    • ‘The splints are designed and made specifically for each patient and work in the same way as a brace reshapes teeth.’
    • ‘A city without the ambition to reshape the skyline through breathtaking architecture will never be more than an overgrown town.’
    • ‘Part of the reason is that as the economy recovered in the post-war decades, it reshaped both social classes and the status of occupations.’
    • ‘He reformed and reshaped the music system itself so that common people could sing with basic training.’
    improve, make better, better, ameliorate, refine, mend, rectify, correct, rehabilitate
    improvement, betterment, amelioration, refinement, rectification, correction, rehabilitation
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Pronunciation

reshape

/riˈʃeɪp//rēˈSHāp/