from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To put back into proper order or alignment.
  • transitive v. To make new groupings of or working arrangements between.

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  • v. To bring back into alignment.
  • v. To align again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. align anew or better


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