UK [ˌriːəˈlaɪn] / US [ˌrɪəˈlaɪn] verb [transitive]
Word forms "realign":
present tense I/you/we/they realign he/she/it realigns present participle realigning past tense realigned past participle realigned
1) to change the position of something, especially in relation to the position of something else
2) to change the way in which something such as a system or institution is organized
3) if a country, organization etc realigns itself, it decides to support different ideas or groups

Derived word:
noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "realignment":
singular realignment plural realignments

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • realign — re|a|lign [ ,riə laın ] verb transitive 1. ) if a country , organization, etc. realigns itself, it decides to support different ideas or groups 2. ) to change the position of something, especially in relation to the position of something else:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • realign —    (of currency) to devalue    Realignments are always downwards:     [Mrs Thatcher] privately began telling colleagues critical of entry [into the Exchange Rate Mechanism] that we could easily realign. (J. Major, 1999) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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