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give shape to (something)

To explain or detail something. Once you give shape to your vision for the ad campaign, I think the boss will support it.
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give ˈshape to something

(formal) express or explain a particular idea, plan, etc.
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The artists investigate and explore the force and mystery of light, and how its luminous emanation and vibration through colored pigments heighten our awareness and appreciation of reality even as it intensifies emotion and gives shape to landscape, still life, portrait, or nonphysical, abstract realms.
At the conclusion of his tour, Conte said, "I would like to congratulate Qatar and its people for the inspiring and the iconic museum that gives shape to the vision of the country." He added that his visit to the museum showed that it embodies a vision of "a community whose strength comes from culture and knowledge where people with different traditions and values contribute to the social development of each and every one." He said protecting national heritage is a goal both countries are committed to as it helps ensure the future generations know their roots and identity as they embark on building a better future.
In O'Nights, Cecily Parks constructs stunning manifestations of a modern Thoreauvian wilderness, investigating how the natural world gives shape to the self, body, and emotions.
I like to cut my outfits in a way that gives shape to anybody irrespective of their build.
This is a harsh regime that gives shape to the lives of our most impoverished and impressionable students.
They are widely respected for their business acumen and we look forward to how this shared vision gives shape to Meydan's future business objectives.
They are widely respected for their investment acumen and we look forward to how this shared vision gives shape to Meydan's future business objectives.
"If we act with solidarity, the Central Asia basin can be the actor that gives shape to the future," the prime minister also noted.
A snowy-white stone that gives shape to the universe: As it happens, we all carry within our skulls the vestige of such a thing, a kind of existentially reversed qibla (this one perspectival, the other metaphysical) that gives us our sense of being at the center of things, the sense that we are upright at the origin point eta three-dimensional space.
He introduces Platonism as realism, then works through the standard interpretation, Plato's epistemological heritage from Homer to Parmenides, his own epistemology that gives shape to the Forms, and the lessons learned.
Jamie revels in the discovery that "Imagination gives shape to the universe." Ages 8-12.
And memory, of course, is the primary mode of referentiality by which any autobiographer gives shape to life experiences.
The recent EU Council Decision to support the Russian Federation in its efforts towards arms control and disarmament (see European Report 2605) gives shape to a detailed programme that has been in preparation for months.
Embroidering images of lichen on raw canvases, as Losi did in an earlier work, Tavole vegetali (Botanical plates), 1995, or weaving the drift of continents in Marmagne--mimetically repeating, point after point, the growth of plant organisms or the invisible but incessant movement of the earth--Losi gives shape to time and thereby to memory, to history, and to the complexity that time engraves within the structures of both place and thought.