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Antonyms for shape
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shape, form, configuration, contour, conformation(noun)

    any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

    "he could barely make out their shapes"

    Synonyms:
    course, figure, flesh, conformity, contour line, frame, kind, conformation, word form, physical body, soma, descriptor, human body, contour, grade, sort, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, cast, configuration, class, variant, abidance, constellation, pattern, bod, anatomy, signifier, embodiment, chassis, manikin, variety, strain, condition, compliance, var., material body, manakin, build

  2. shape, form(noun)

    the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

    "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

    Synonyms:
    course, figure, flesh, frame, kind, conformation, word form, physical body, soma, descriptor, human body, contour, grade, sort, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, cast, configuration, class, variant, pattern, bod, anatomy, signifier, embodiment, chassis, manikin, variety, strain, condition, var., material body, manakin, build

  3. human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh(noun)

    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:
    framing, course, skeletal system, figure, flesh, pulp, frame, variety, kind, conformation, figure of speech, image, chassis, physical body, trope, frame of reference, soma, haoma, human body, underframe, strain, contour, grade, systema skeletale, general anatomy, cast, form, mannikin, inning, physique, phase, mannequin, condition, skeleton, body-build, habitus, configuration, fig, variant, number, digit, class, pattern, bod, name, skeletal frame, signifier, embodiment, descriptor, manikin, public figure, sort, anatomy, word form, var., design, material body, manakin, build

  4. shape, embodiment(noun)

    a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept

    "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"

    Synonyms:
    avatar, contour, conformation, incarnation, figure, physical body, material body, configuration, frame, form, cast, build, chassis, anatomy, bod, condition, flesh, pattern, soma, embodiment, human body, physique

  5. form, shape, cast(noun)

    the visual appearance of something or someone

    "the delicate cast of his features"

    Synonyms:
    hurl, course, figure, flesh, dramatis personae, frame, cast of characters, kind, conformation, sort, chassis, condition, physical body, soma, stamp, roll, human body, plaster cast, contour, grade, cast, form, mannikin, mould, mannequin, physique, phase, word form, configuration, class, variant, mold, pattern, bod, signifier, embodiment, casting, descriptor, plaster bandage, manikin, variety, strain, anatomy, var., material body, manakin, build

  6. condition, shape(noun)

    the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')

    Synonyms:
    contour, form, experimental condition, cast, condition, figure, physical body, material body, conformation, precondition, status, stipulation, build, chassis, anatomy, bod, frame, physique, embodiment, flesh, pattern, circumstance, soma, configuration, consideration, human body, term

  7. Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, SHAPE(noun)

    the supreme headquarters that advises NATO on military matters and oversees all aspects of the Allied Command Europe

    Synonyms:
    contour, conformation, figure, physical body, material body, configuration, frame, form, cast, build, chassis, anatomy, bod, condition, flesh, pattern, soma, embodiment, human body, physique

  8. form, shape, pattern(verb)

    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:
    course, figure, flesh, formula, frame, kind, conformation, sort, chassis, condition, physical body, radiation diagram, soma, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, contour, grade, cast, form, mannikin, mannequin, physique, phase, word form, configuration, class, variant, convention, practice, approach pattern, pattern, bod, signifier, embodiment, descriptor, manikin, variety, strain, normal, anatomy, traffic pattern, var., design, material body, manakin, build

  9. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate(verb)

    shape or influence; give direction to

    "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

    Synonyms:
    mildew, settle, baffle, square up, work, fix, find, square off, forge, modulate, regulate, determine, see, find out, govern, cast, form, define, specify, mould, regularize, watch, regularise, mold, tempt, charm, make up one's mind, decide, ascertain, influence, limit, act upon, learn, set, model, order, check

  10. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge(verb)

    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:
    spring, knead, turn, operate, act, bring, model, excogitate, imprint, work out, run, spurt, function, put to work, organize, forge, lick, take form, solve, make, regulate, determine, figure out, cast, form, fake, mould, sour, invent, play, exploit, make for, spirt, go, take shape, fashion, do work, hammer, mold, organise, mildew, puzzle out, act upon, counterfeit, process, crop, work, ferment, influence, work on, constitute, formulate, wreak, cultivate, exercise, contrive, devise

  11. shape, form(verb)

    give shape or form to

    "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"

    Synonyms:
    regulate, take form, form, mould, imprint, spring, take shape, work, determine, mold, influence, organize, forge, make, organise, constitute

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shape

    Make is essentially causative; to the idea of cause all its various senses may be traced (compare synonyms for CAUSE). To make is to cause to exist, or to cause to exist in a certain form or in certain relations; the word thus includes the idea of create, as in Gen. i, 31, "And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Make includes also the idea of compose, constitute; as, the parts make up the whole. Similarly, to cause a voluntary agent to do a certain act is to make him do it, or compel him to do it, compel fixing the attention more on the process, make on the accomplished fact. Compare COMPEL; DO; INFLUENCE; (make better) AMEND; (make haste) QUICKEN; (make known) ANNOUNCE; AVOW; CONFESS; (make prisoner) ARREST; (make up) ADD; (make void) CANCEL.

    See synonyms for ABOLISH; BREAK; DEMOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    become, bring about, bring into being, bring to pass, cause, compel, compose, constitute, constrain, construct, create, do, effect, establish, execute, fabricate, fashion, force, frame, get, make, make out, make up, manufacture, occasion, perform, reach, render, require

    Preposition:
    Make of, out of, or from certain materials, into a certain form, for a certain purpose or person; made with hands, by hand; made by a prisoner, with a jack-knife.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shape(v)

    Antonyms:
    pervert, distort, misadapt, misdelineate, derange, discompose, misconstrue, misproduce, caricature

    Synonyms:
    form, mould, figure, adapt, delineate, adjust, contrive, create, execute, make

  2. shape(n)

    Synonyms:
    figure, form, outline, mould, fashion, pattern, cast, model

How to use shape in a sentence?

  1. Dave Prentiss:

    It was really in deplorable shape.

  2. John Maynard Keynes:

    Ideas shape the course of history.

  3. Will Reiter:

    A lot of them are in pretty tough shape.

  4. Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi:

    It will shape the future of a free Syria.

  5. Winston Churchill:

    We shape our buildings and they shape us.

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