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verb (used with object), re·shaped, re·shap·ing.
  1. to shape again or into different form.
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Origin of reshape

First recorded in 1820–30; re- + shape
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Related Words for reshape

mutate, transmute, repair, tweak, vary, adjust, adapt, rework, correct, revise, customize, reshape, rewrite, edit, modify, revamp, alter, redraw, develop, amend

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Historical Examples of reshape

  • Of course you will; but you must reshape them so as to take me with you.


    George Manville Fenn

  • Not even Xaltotun can reshape the dust of three thousand years.'

    The Hour of the Dragon

    Robert E. Howard

  • And, after all, were we not still in time to reshape our lives?

    Marie Tarnowska

    Annie Vivanti

  • How many reformers there are who are trying to reshape the world to fit their own weakness.

    The Iron Puddler

    James J. Davis

  • I will help to reshape and modify her ideals of enjoyment to some degree.

    A Woman of the World

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox

British Dictionary definitions for reshape


verb (tr)
  1. to shape (something) again or differently
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Word Origin and History for reshape


also re-shape, 1798, from re- + shape (v.). Related: Reshaped; reshaping.

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