- 1realign something to change the position or direction of something slightly The road was realigned to improve visibility. The physiotherapist massaged the shoulder to realign the joint.
- 2realign something to make changes to something in order to adapt it to a new situation The company has been forced to realign its operations in the area.
- 3realign yourself (with somebody/something) to change your opinions, policies, etc. so that they are the same as those of another person, group, etc. The rebel MPs have realigned themselves with the opposition party.
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈlaɪn//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈlaɪn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they realign
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈlaɪn//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈlaɪn//he / she / it realigns
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnz//past simple realigned
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnd//past participle realigned
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnd//-ing form realigning
BrE BrE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːəˈlaɪnɪŋ//