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shape as in shape or influence
  • "give direction to"
  • "experience often determines ability"
  • "mold public opinion"

Synonyms

  • determine establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; shape or influence; fix conclusively or authoritatively; decide upon or fix definitely; reach, make, or come to a decision about something; fix in scope; settle conclusively; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • mold form in clay, wax, etc; become moldy; form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; make something, usually for a specific function; fit tightly, follow the contours of; shape or influence; the distinctive form in which a thing is made; container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens ; loose soil rich in organic matter ; the process of becoming mildewed ; a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter ; a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; a distinctive nature, character, or type; sculpture produced by molding
  • influence have and exert influence or effect; shape or influence; induce into action by using one's charm; a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; causing something without any direct or apparent effort ; a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; the effect of one thing (or person) on another; one having power to influence another
  • regulate fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; shape or influence; restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.)
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shape as in make something, usually for a specific function
  • "She molded the rice balls carefully"
  • "Form cylinders from the dough"
  • "shape a figure"
  • "Work the metal into a sword"

Synonyms

  • form create (as an entity); to compose or represent; develop into a distinctive entity; give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; establish or impress firmly in the mind; assume a form or shape; the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; a perceptual structure; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); alternative names for the body of a human being; the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; the visual appearance of something or someone; a printed document with spaces in which to write; (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; a particular mode in which something is manifested; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; a body of students who are taught together; an ability to perform well; a life-size dummy used to display clothes ; a mold for setting concrete
  • work activity directed toward making or doing something; a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing; the occupation for which you are paid; applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading); (physics) a manifestation of energy; a place where work is done; the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it); exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; be employed; have an effect or outcome; perform as expected when applied; shape, form, or improve a material; give a workout to; proceed along a path; operate in a certain place, area, or specialty; proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity; move in an agitated manner; cause to happen or to occur as a consequence; cause to work; prepare for crops; behave in a certain way when handled; have and exert influence or effect; operate in or through; cause to operate or function; provoke or excite; gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; make something, usually for a specific function; move into or onto; make uniform; use or manipulate to one's advantage; find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; cause to undergo fermentation; go sour or spoil; arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion
  • mold form in clay, wax, etc; become moldy; form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; make something, usually for a specific function; fit tightly, follow the contours of; shape or influence; the distinctive form in which a thing is made; container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens ; loose soil rich in organic matter ; the process of becoming mildewed ; a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter ; a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; a distinctive nature, character, or type; sculpture produced by molding
  • mould form in clay, wax, etc; form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; make something, usually for a specific function; loose soil rich in organic matter ; the distinctive form in which a thing is made; the process of becoming mildewed ; a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter ; a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; a distinctive nature, character, or type; sculpture produced by molding ; container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  • forge furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping ; a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering ; create by hammering; make a copy of with the intent to deceive; come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; move ahead steadily; move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy ; make something, usually for a specific function; make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
shape as in give shape or form to
  • "shape the dough"
  • "form the young child's character"

Synonyms

  • form create (as an entity); to compose or represent; develop into a distinctive entity; give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; establish or impress firmly in the mind; assume a form or shape; the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; a perceptual structure; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); alternative names for the body of a human being; the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; the visual appearance of something or someone; a printed document with spaces in which to write; (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; a particular mode in which something is manifested; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; a body of students who are taught together; an ability to perform well; a life-size dummy used to display clothes ; a mold for setting concrete
shape as in any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  • "he could barely make out their shapes"

Synonyms

  • form create (as an entity); to compose or represent; develop into a distinctive entity; give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; establish or impress firmly in the mind; assume a form or shape; the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; a perceptual structure; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); alternative names for the body of a human being; the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; the visual appearance of something or someone; a printed document with spaces in which to write; (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; a particular mode in which something is manifested; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; a body of students who are taught together; an ability to perform well; a life-size dummy used to display clothes ; a mold for setting concrete
  • configuration an arrangement of parts or elements; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  • contour form the contours of ; a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height ; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
  • conformation a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing ; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); acting according to certain accepted standards
shape as in the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
  • "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

Synonyms

  • form create (as an entity); to compose or represent; develop into a distinctive entity; give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; establish or impress firmly in the mind; assume a form or shape; the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; a perceptual structure; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); alternative names for the body of a human being; the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; the visual appearance of something or someone; a printed document with spaces in which to write; (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; a particular mode in which something is manifested; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; a body of students who are taught together; an ability to perform well; a life-size dummy used to display clothes ; a mold for setting concrete
shape as in alternative names for the body of a human being
  • "Leonardo studied the human body"
  • "he has a strong physique"
  • "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"

Synonyms

  • human body alternative names for the body of a human being
  • physical body alternative names for the body of a human being
  • material body alternative names for the body of a human being
  • soma leafless East Indian vine; personification of a sacred intoxicating drink used in Vedic ritual ; alternative names for the body of a human being
  • build constitution of the human body ; alternative names for the body of a human being; make by combining materials and parts; form or accumulate steadily; build or establish something abstract; improve the cleansing action of; order, supervise, or finance the construction of; give form to, according to a plan; be engaged in building; found or ground; bolster or strengthen; develop and grow
  • figure judge to be probable ; be or play a part of or in; imagine; make a mathematical calculation or computation ; understand; a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; alternative names for the body of a human being; one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; a model of a bodily form (especially of a person); a well-known or notable person; a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape ; an amount of money expressed numerically; the impression produced by a person; the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense ; a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground ; a decorative or artistic work; a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
  • physique constitution of the human body ; alternative names for the body of a human being
  • anatomy the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals ; alternative names for the body of a human being; a detailed analysis
  • bod alternative names for the body of a human being
  • chassis alternative names for the body of a human being; a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device ; the skeleton of a motor vehicle consisting of a steel frame supported on springs that holds the body and motor
  • frame enclose in or as if in a frame; enclose in a frame, as of a picture ; take or catch as if in a snare or trap; formulate in a particular style or language; make up plans or basic details for; construct by fitting or uniting parts together ; the framework for a pair of eyeglasses ; a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film ; alternative names for the body of a human being; (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat ; a single drawing in a comic strip ; an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently ; a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning ; the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal ; the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape; a structure supporting or containing something ; a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror; one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
  • form create (as an entity); to compose or represent; develop into a distinctive entity; give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; establish or impress firmly in the mind; assume a form or shape; the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; a perceptual structure; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); alternative names for the body of a human being; the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; the visual appearance of something or someone; a printed document with spaces in which to write; (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; a particular mode in which something is manifested; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; a body of students who are taught together; an ability to perform well; a life-size dummy used to display clothes ; a mold for setting concrete
  • flesh remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture ; the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat ; alternative names for the body of a human being; a soft moist part of a fruit
shape as in a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
  • "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"

Synonyms

  • embodiment a new personification of a familiar idea; a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; giving concrete form to an abstract concept
shape as in the visual appearance of something or someone
  • "the delicate cast of his features"

Synonyms

  • form create (as an entity); to compose or represent; develop into a distinctive entity; give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; establish or impress firmly in the mind; assume a form or shape; the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; a perceptual structure; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); alternative names for the body of a human being; the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; the visual appearance of something or someone; a printed document with spaces in which to write; (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; a particular mode in which something is manifested; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; a body of students who are taught together; an ability to perform well; a life-size dummy used to display clothes ; a mold for setting concrete
  • cast the actors in a play ; container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens ; the distinctive form in which a thing is made; the visual appearance of something or someone; bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal ; object formed by a mold ; the act of throwing dice ; the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel ; a violent throw ; put or send forth; deposit; select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; throw forcefully ; assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; get rid of; choose at random; formulate in a particular style or language; eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
shape as in the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

    Synonyms

    • condition establish a conditioned response ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; put into a better state; apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny; a state at a particular time; an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else ; a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing; information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape') ; an illness, disease, or other medical problem; (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    shape as in the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

      Synonyms

      • Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe
      • SHAPE shape or influence; make something, usually for a specific function; give shape or form to; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; alternative names for the body of a human being; a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; the visual appearance of something or someone; the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape') ; the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe ; a perceptual structure
      shape as in a perceptual structure
      • "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"
      • "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"

      Synonyms

      • form create (as an entity); to compose or represent; develop into a distinctive entity; give shape or form to; make something, usually for a specific function; establish or impress firmly in the mind; assume a form or shape; the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; a perceptual structure; any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline); alternative names for the body of a human being; the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; the visual appearance of something or someone; a printed document with spaces in which to write; (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse; a particular mode in which something is manifested; (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; a body of students who are taught together; an ability to perform well; a life-size dummy used to display clothes ; a mold for setting concrete
      • pattern plan or create according to a model or models ; form a pattern; a perceptual structure; a customary way of operation or behavior; a decorative or artistic work; something regarded as a normative example; a model considered worthy of imitation; something intended as a guide for making something else; the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport; graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle

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