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Definition of realign verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they realign
    he / she / it realigns
    past simple realigned
    -ing form realigning
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  1. 1realign 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. 2realign 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. 3realign 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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