Synonyms of shape in English:

shape


See definition of shape

noun

1‘instructors need to see the shape of the dancers' bodies’

SYNONYMS
form, appearance, configuration, formation, structure
figure, build, physique, body
contours, lines, outline, silhouette, profile
design, format
cut, pattern, mould

2‘a woman was drowned in the lough and now haunts the area in the shape of a fox’

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guise, likeness, semblance, form, appearance, image, aspect

3‘you're in pretty good shape, Donald’

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condition, state, health, state of health, trim, fettle, order, repair
British informal nick

4‘dressmaking shapes’

SYNONYMS
pattern, model

verb

1‘an alloy of two metals that could be shaped into knives and tools’

SYNONYMS
form, fashion, make, create, mould, model, cast, frame, sculpt, sculpture, block
carve, cut, hew, whittle

2‘current attitudes were shaped by Bowlby's influential report to the World Health Organization’

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determine, create, produce, form, fashion, mould, define, develop, build, construct
influence, affect

Phrases

    take shape

    ‘a glorious idea began to take shape in her brain’


    SYNONYMS

    become clear, become definite, become tangible, crystallize, gel, come together, fall into place

    shape up

    1‘the 20-year-old is shaping up nicely’


    SYNONYMS

    improve, show improvement, get better, make headway, make progress, progress, show promise

    develop, take shape, come on, come along, turn out, go

    2‘simple ideas to help you shape up while you're getting a tan’


    SYNONYMS

    get fit, get into shape, tone up

    slim, lose weight, get thinner