reposition

noun
re·​po·​si·​tion | \ ˌrē-pə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce reposition (audio) , ˌre-\

Definition of reposition

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the act of repositing : the state of being reposited

reposition

verb
re·​po·​si·​tion | \ ˌrē-pə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce reposition (audio) \
repositioned; repositioning; repositions

Definition of reposition (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to change the position of
2 : to revise the marketing strategy for (a product or a company) so as to increase sales

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Examples of reposition in a Sentence

Verb

she repositioned the wood before taking another swing with the ax

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

This update should go a long way in helping reposition Portal as not just a standalone video chat device and more in line with a proper Amazon Echo Show and Google Home Hub. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Facebook is adding a web browser and Instant Games to Portal video chat devices," 14 Dec. 2018 Alex Wong, a director at Ample Capital, said more startups are likely to go public in Hong Kong in the coming years, as the city repositions itself as a tech fundraising hub. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Hong Kong IPOs Power Ahead Despite Recent Market Weakness," 20 Sep. 2018 The boost in prices repositions the Metro Orlando area from a region considered affordable to one where renters have to search harder to find deals. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando tenants feel pinch of rent spikes," 6 Nov. 2017 The ship repositions to New York in May to launch a summer schedule of four-day Bermuda and eight-day Caribbean departures. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "That moment when cruise ships seem more like shopping malls. Carnival adds more on-board stores," 12 Apr. 2018 First, operators will pick up vehicles every night, to inspect and repair as well as reposition to avoid cluttering. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Will dockless bikes and scooters take over city sidewalks?," 27 Mar. 2018 The addition of an Asian American for the first time in the group’s history is part of that reposition. Chris Malone, Billboard, "Village People Group Shakeup Rocks Upcoming Streamy Awards," 14 Sep. 2017 As Ems repositions Piazza on the couch, prosecutors say the video shows him punch Piazza in the abdomen, leaving a visible bruise on his side. Sara Ganim, Emanuella Grinberg And Chris Welch, CNN, "In video of Penn State hazing death, victim looked 'like a corpse'," 12 June 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Surveillance video, which police released Wednesday, shows the suspect approaching the window, looking inside and repositioning himself to get a better view. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Peeping Tom sought by Campbell police," 5 June 2019 The helicopter was being repositioned to the West Side Heliport for fueling by the operator, Zip Aviation, and was not servicing a Blade mission. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "An 'Uber for Helicopters' Just Crashed Into the Hudson River," 15 May 2019 There are several big tasks awaiting the new CFO, as Daimler is trying to reposition itself as a mobility provider focused on more than just cars. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Daimler’s New CFO to Face Compressed Margins, Slowing Sales," 14 Feb. 2019 Recently conversations around how the firm can reposition itself for the future have intensified. Justin Baer, WSJ, "BlackRock Cutting Roughly 500 Jobs," 10 Jan. 2019 Essential medical tasks such as repositioning a patient to avert bedsores can be overlooked when workers are overburdened, sometimes leading to avoidable hospitalizations. Jordan Rau, New York Times, "‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years," 7 July 2018 The engine keeps firing while the lobes are repositioning, though, and during that time the camshaft is opening and closing in sub-optimal conditions. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "This Breakthrough Digital Valvetrain Is Brain Surgery for Car Engines," 6 Nov. 2018 The dayslong pause in fighting allowed the SDF, which includes local Arabs, to reposition and refit their fighters. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "U.S.-Backed Forces Push to Capture Islamic State’s Last Territory in Syria," 11 Feb. 2019 The dashboard has been redesigned with some neat swiveling air vents and repositioned controls for the driver on either side of the main instrument display. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The GTC4Lusso T is a Ferrari you really could drive every day," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of reposition

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reposition was in the 15th century

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reposition

transitive verb
re·​po·​si·​tion | \ ˌrē-pə-ˈzish-ən How to pronounce reposition (audio) \

Medical Definition of reposition

: to return to or place in a normal or proper position reposition a dislocated shoulder

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