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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 Prime Minister said the Chinese vision of belt and road initiative is giving shape to shared interests.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], July 15 (ANI): Giving shape to rumors of a rift between the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (United) (JDU), Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav did not attend a 'Vishwa Yuva Kaushal Divas' event on Saturday as his name was mentioned on the invitation; but later removed.
In fact, in what many Cipla employees see as a clear vote of trust in her, Hamied, in his recent global webcast to all Cipla's employees to mark the 80th year and the completion of his over 55 years of active association with Cipla told them, " As we see a transformation to the next generation of the Hamied family, I have no doubt that in Samina Vaziralli, we have a trustee who will preserve, inspire and enhance the spirit that we call Cipla." Within Cipla and even outside, Vaziralli is widely seen as being instrumental in giving shape to the company's major moves globally in the recent past, including the two major acquisitions that the company did in the US last September.
WORK continued at what will eventually turn out to be the new Eleftheria square with crews preparing to pour around 3,000 cubic metres of concrete over the weekend finally giving shape to the much anticipated bridge.
As such, Newport proved an apt setting for the second Blount Culinary Summit, held July 22--23, which highlighted a number of initiatives giving shape to the food industry of tomorrow.
His inspiration stems from personal and anthropological studies on ancient religions, filtered through his dream experiences and is given concrete expression in a creative ritual process whose purpose is to transfer the feelings of the artist to those that admire the artwork, as explained by Michelangelo: "Giving shape to an image gives me happiness and well being and I am convinced that these forces remain in my work, to return the same energy to the viewer."
Pakistan Peoples Party has an unflinching commitment to the cause of giving shape to the gender equality since its inception in 1967, she added.
As a part of this plan, Erik is going to play an integral role in giving shape to some of my dream two-wheelers for the discerning youth of today.
Nothing will ever replace the joy of a new book, or the opportunity to interact, unscripted, with authors who are capable of giving shape to our own ideas and concerns.
"[Of] transferring the image of a painting to an article of clothing." They launched Leitmotiv soon thereafter, with Carro giving shape to Sasso's artistic graphics in the form of T-shirts, button downs and bags.
The board also plans to contact Gilde to ascertain how Gilde envisages giving shape to this long-term involvement, as Gilde had stated that as a significant shareholder it is keen to support Gamma and that its focus is on the long term.
Indeed, art is a way of giving shape to desire and my 'prayers' also have form and sound."
Global Banking News-23 March 2010-Germany giving shape to bank fund(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Bloomberg said, "The memorial designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker was selected among many outstanding designs because of the way it captures the depth of the attacks on our City, while also giving shape to New York's spirit and our unshakable hope for the future."