[ree-puh-zish-uh n]

verb (used with object)

to put in a new or different position; shift: to reposition the artwork on the advertising layout.
to change the image, marketing strategy, etc., of (a product) so as to appeal to a wider or different audience or market: to reposition a diet drink to appeal to teenagers.
Medicine/Medical, Surgery. to place (an organ or bone) in its original position.

Nearby words

  1. reposal,
  2. repose,
  3. reposedly,
  4. reposeful,
  5. reposit,
  6. repositor,
  7. repositorium,
  8. repository,
  9. repossess,
  10. repossession

Origin of reposition

1855–60; re- + position (v.)

Related formsre·po·si·tion·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for repositionable



the act or process of depositing or storing
surgery the return of a broken or displaced organ, or part to its normal site
archaic the reinstatement of a person in a post or office

verb (tr)

to place in a new position
to target (a product or brand) at a new market by changing its image
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Word Origin and History for repositionable
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