When you realign something, you return it to a former position or place. If you break your arm roller skating, a doctor will have to set the bone, or realign it, before she puts on a cast.

We realign things physically when we line them back up or restore them to a previous balance. The alignment on your car is what makes it drive straight — all four wheels should be perfectly lined up. If they're not, a mechanic can realign them. We can also realign things figuratively, like when a political party realigns itself, or attempts to line its positions up with what's important to voters.

Definitions of realign
  1. verb
    align anew or better
    “The surgeon realigned my jaw after the accident”
    synonyms: realine
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    type of:
    adjust, align, aline, line up
    place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
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