re·​align | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio) \
realigned; realigning; realigns

Definition of realign

transitive verb

: to align again especially : to reorganize or make new groupings of

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realignment \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈlīn-​mənt How to pronounce realignment (audio) \ noun

Examples of realign in a Sentence

We had to realign the text to fit it on the page. The car's wheels were realigned.
Recent Examples on the Web Since the league realigned to eight divisions in 2002, 140 teams have started 0-2. Rich Campbell,, "Column: Yes, it was ugly. Yes, it was heart-stopping. And, yes, it counts: Bears 16, Broncos 14.," 16 Sep. 2019 Such as: How would the new National Conference be realigned?, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 In the next five to 10 years Hartford will have realigned its priorities to better serve Hartford residents., "Hartford’s future: 2020 visions of the city in 2025, in 2030," 22 Aug. 2019 There is major reconstruction about to begin that will realign security, check-in and the main hall. WSJ, "Denver International Airport: Insiders’ Tips for Flights to and From DEN," 14 Nov. 2018 Culvert curve: Crews are realigning the sharp curve in the road near the culvert. oregonlive, "Portland metro Friday traffic: Rain extends I-5 paving project hours near Salem," 13 Sep. 2019 However some executives say the market for countering those weapons could eventually prove to be much larger, as America’s missile defense system realigns itself for a new threat. Washington Post, "In conversations with investors, defense firms double down on hypersonic weapons," 3 Aug. 2019 The house dynamics in this social experiment are unpredictable and different every year as people align and realign. Dalton Ross,, "Big Brother producer addresses bullying in the house," 21 July 2019 In the speech, Biden laid out specific plans for realigning America’s international relations. Evan Halper,, "Joe Biden moves to regain footing with vow to restore pre-Trump world order," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of realign

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of realign was in 1899

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English Language Learners Definition of realign

: to change the position or direction of (something) slightly usually in relation to something else
: to organize (something) in a different way
re·​align | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce realign (audio) \

Legal Definition of realign

: to make new divisions or groupings of especially : to regroup (one or more litigants) to reflect the true arrangement of interests in a suit

Note: After examining the ultimate interests of the parties involved in a suit, the court might choose to realign the plaintiffs and defendants so that, for example, one of the defendants becomes a plaintiff.

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realignment noun

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