Synonyms of shaping


1. shaping, defining, process, physical process

usage: any process serving to define the shape of something

2. formation, shaping, fabrication, manufacture, manufacturing

usage: the act of fabricating something in a particular shape


1. determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate, cause, do, make

usage: shape or influence; give direction to; "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"

2. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge, create from raw material, create from raw stuff

usage: 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"

3. shape, form, change, alter, modify

usage: give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character"


1. formative, shaping, plastic, constructive (vs. destructive)

usage: forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning; "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"

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