[ mis-uh-lahyn ]
/ ˌmɪs əˈlaɪn /
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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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OTHER WORDS FROM misalignmis·a·lign·ment, noun
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How to use misalign in a sentence
Today, our health care system is fragmented, incentives are misaligned, care is managed in silos, and the patient experience is largely absent.The founder who decided to to stop fundraising and instead hold onto her equity|Rachel King|January 24, 2021|Fortune
The career prominence seems misaligned with a focus on letting potential customers know whether the company is a real company.Brand reputation and the impact of Google SERP selections|JR Oakes|December 23, 2020|Search Engine Land
Beyond mere compliance, companies face significant brand and reputation risk if consumers perceive platforms to be misaligned with societal values.The fragmentation of everything|Martha Leibs|December 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
That way, our internal circadian clocks would not be misaligned for half the year.Why Sleep Experts Say It’s Time To Ditch Daylight Saving Time|LGBTQ-Editor|October 29, 2020|No Straight News
Just the misalignment of molecules in the surface of the steel makes it look wavy, and ripple when the light changes or you move.Zero Data|Charles Saphro