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Definition of realign verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    realign

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 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. 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. 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.
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noun [uncountable, countable] realignment (of something) the realignment of personal goals political realignments
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