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re·a·lign / ˌrēəˈlīn/ • v. [tr.] change or restore to a different or former position or state: they worked to relieve his shoulder pain and realign the joint the president realigned his government to reflect the balance of parties. ∎  (realign oneself with) change one's position or attitude with regard to (a person, organization, or cause): he wished to realign himself with Bagehot's more pessimistic position.DERIVATIVES: re·a·lign·ment n.