misalign

[ mis-uh-lahyn ]
/ ˌmɪs əˈlaɪn /

verb (used with object)

to adjust or align improperly or badly: Stiff back muscles can pull and misalign vertebrae.Too often we misalign our actions with our values.

verb (used without object)

to become improperly or badly aligned; fall out of line or position: I see how the system sometimes misaligns and causes unintended problems.

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Origin of misalign

First recorded in 1905–10; mis-1 + align

OTHER WORDS FROM misalign

mis·a·lign·ment, noun
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