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

v shape anew or differently

“The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country”
Type of:
determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape
shape or influence; give direction to

v shape again or shape differently

Type of:
forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function

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