- 1 realign something to change the position or direction of something slightly The road was realigned to improve visibility. The physical therapist massaged the shoulder to realign the joint.
- 2 realign something to make changes to something in order to adapt it to a new situation The company has been forced to realign its overseas operations.
- 3 realign yourself (with somebody/something) to change your opinions, policies, etc. so that they are the same as those of another person, group, etc. Some conservative Democrats have realigned themselves with the right.
NAmE//ˌriəˈlaɪn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they realign
he / she / it realigns
past simple realigned
-ing form realigning
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noun [uncountable, countable] realignment (of something) the realignment of personal goals political realignments