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An example use of shape in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… historical narratives to shape how we …”
Shape means the form or outline of something.
the word shape occurs in english on average 72.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shape can be often used in the following areas:
1) education, science, and technology;