Meaning of “shape” - Learner’s Dictionary

shape

verb [ T ] uk us /ʃeɪp/
INFLUENCE

to influence the way that something develops:

[ often passive ] Their attitudes were shaped during the war.
MAKE A SHAPE

to make something become a particular shape:

Combine the meat and egg and shape the mixture into small balls.

(Definition of “shape verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)