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English definition of “shape”

shape

verb [T] (FORM)   /ʃeɪp/
to cause something to have a particular character or nature; form: We’re worried that they will try to shape the issue in a way that doesn't reflect what’s really going on. He had a major influence in shaping the government’s economic policies.
(Definition of shape verb (FORM) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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