reshape

When you reshape something, you change or transform it completely. You can reshape a lump of clay, but you can also reshape your plans for your life.

A government can reshape the country's energy plan, incorporating more environmentally friendly systems. And a school committee can reshape the high school curriculum, adding higher-level science classes and more choices in the art department. It's also possible to reshape things in a more literal way, squeezing bread dough as you reshape it to fit a different pan, for example.

Definitions of reshape
  1. verb
    shape anew or differently
    “The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country”
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    type of:
    determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape
    shape or influence; give direction to
  2. verb
    shape again or shape differently
    synonyms: remold
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    type of:
    forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
    make something, usually for a specific function
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