realign
transitive verb Date: 1899 to align again; especially to reorganize or make new groupings of • realignment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • realign — re‧a‧lign [ˌriːəˈlaɪn] verb [transitive] 1. ECONOMICS if a government realigns its currency, it changes the currency s value in relation to other currencies: realign something against something • an attempt to get the yen realigned against the US …   Financial and business terms

  • realign — re·align /ˌrē ə līn/ vt: to make new divisions or groupings of; esp: to regroup (one or more litigants) to reflect the true arrangement of interests in a suit ◇ After examining the ultimate interests of the parties involved in a suit, the court… …   Law dictionary

  • realign — ► VERB 1) change or restore to a different or former position or state. 2) (realign oneself with) change one s position or attitude with regard to. DERIVATIVES realignment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • realign — (v.) 1876 in reference to railroad tracks; 1923, in reference to European international relations, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + ALIGN (Cf. align). Related: Realigned; realigning …   Etymology dictionary

  • realign — [rē΄ə līn′] vt., vi. to align again; specif., to readjust alliances or working arrangements between or within (countries, political parties, etc.) ☆ realignment n …   English World dictionary

  • realign — re|a|lign [ˌri:əˈlaın] v [T] 1.) to change the way in which something is organized = ↑reorganize ▪ The company is planning to realign its sales operations. 2.) realign yourself with sb to begin to support and work together with someone again ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • realign — [[t]ri͟ːəla͟ɪn[/t]] realigns, realigning, realigned 1) VERB If you realign your ideas, policies, or plans, you organize them in a different way in order to take account of new circumstances. [V n] She has, almost single handedly, realigned… …   English dictionary

  • realign — verb 1 (T) to arrange something differently in relation to something else: You ll have to realign your text columns if you change the typeface. 2 to change the aims and relationships that a political party or other organization has: an attempt to …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • realign — 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,… …   English dictionary

  • 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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