Definition of reshape in English:

reshape

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Shape or form (something) differently or again.

    ‘the decrees will thoroughly reshape Poland's economy’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The splints are designed and made specifically for each patient and work in the same way as a brace reshapes teeth.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Such treatments are used to reshape the face, such as plumping up the lips.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From here on in, the work is to bend and reshape the iron and steel to your desired shape.’
    • ‘A city without the ambition to reshape the skyline through breathtaking architecture will never be more than an overgrown town.’
    • ‘A series of public exhibitions has been organised to encourage feedback and ensure services are reshaped in the right way.’
    • ‘Specific historical moments usually engender the chain of events that shape and reshape an international song.’
    • ‘Implanting the cow heart tissue allows surgeons to reshape the ventricle into the correct shape and restore much of its functionality.’
    • ‘The plans include a number of options for reshaping health services in the region.’
    • ‘He was 26 when he took a step that was to reshape the world of finance.’
    • ‘He reformed and reshaped the music system itself so that common people could sing with basic training.’
    • ‘And it is changing perceptions over the strength of recovery that have also reshaped investor expectations.’
    • ‘Long after the facts are forgotten, the official story will be shaping and reshaping our history.’
    • ‘How do we come to grips with our profound ability to shape and reshape the world and the human condition?’
    • ‘Competition and innovation also promoted three big developments that are reshaping the world information economy.’
    improve, make better, better, ameliorate, refine, mend, rectify, correct, rehabilitate
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Pronunciation:

reshape

/rēˈSHāp/