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

The dry dock will take place in September with new enhancements in place for its four-night reposition cruise from Vancouver to San Diego on Sept. 30. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney Cruise Line adding more New Orleans touches to Disney Wonder," 17 June 2019 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

Each fiber tip can be repositioned in a matter of seconds by a tiny robotic actuator. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Robot detector to map cosmos for clues to dark energy," 11 Sep. 2019 At some point, the entire grate was removed from the road and repositioned on a nearby patch of grass. al, "Raccoon freed from sewer grate after ‘quite the operation’," 2 Aug. 2019 When the telomeres were repositioned to the nuclear periphery, cell division ground almost to a halt. Quanta Magazine, "In the Nucleus, Genes’ Activity Might Depend on Their Location," 6 Nov. 2018 For decades, a growing number of Democrats had been trying to reposition themselves as the party of law enforcement and to lure white voters away from the GOP. Marie Gottschalk, The New Republic, "The Democrats’ Shameful Legacy on Crime," 11 Sep. 2019 Connected assembly line robots could instantly reposition an off-center part. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The race for 5G and what you need to know," 23 Aug. 2019 Where the camera apparatus was supposed to be directed to the cell interior, it has been repositioned, and quite recently. Rob Long, National Review, "From The Adventures of Donald J. Trump, Private Detective," 22 Aug. 2019 This flight may be empty but tomorrow's is full: Having a low number of passengers on some flight is expected because the primary reason for the flight is to reposition the airplane for the morning departure. John Cox, USA TODAY, "Ask the Captain: Why would an airline fly a plane with just one passenger?," 14 Aug. 2019 Investments in original content would reposition the company as a competitor in the rapidly-evolving podcast industry, where Apple Music rival Spotify has been beefing up its presence as of late. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Apple to Invest in Original, Exclusive Podcasts: Report," 17 July 2019

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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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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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