[ ree-puh-zish-uhn, rep-uh- ]
See synonyms for reposition on
  1. the act of depositing or storing.

  2. replacement, as of a bone.

Origin of reposition

1580–90; <Late Latin repositiōn- (stem of repositiō) a laying up, equivalent to Latin reposit(us) (see reposit) + -iōn--ion

Other definitions for reposition (2 of 2)

[ ree-puh-zish-uhn ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to put in a new or different position; shift: to reposition the artwork on the advertising layout.

  2. 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.

  1. Medicine/Medical, Surgery. to place (an organ or bone) in its original position.

Origin of reposition

1855–60; re- + position (v.)

Other words from reposition

  • re·po·si·tion·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reposition in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reposition


/ (ˌriːpəˈzɪʃən) /

  1. the act or process of depositing or storing

  2. surgery the return of a broken or displaced organ, or part to its normal site

  1. archaic the reinstatement of a person in a post or office

  1. to place in a new position

  2. to target (a product or brand) at a new market by changing its image

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