dealign

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de·a·lign

 (dē′ə-līn′)
intr. & tr.v. de·a·ligned, de·a·lign·ing, de·a·ligns
To end or cause to end one's association with a political party.

de′a·lign′ment n.
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Although a decision not to cooperate will undermine the stability of the alliance, it remains an option because of two potential dangers in an alliance: entrapment, in which a partner is pulled into an undesirable situation (i.e., conflict), and abandonment, in which an ally "dealigns." Abandonment can be addressed by increasing the level of commitment to the alliance, thus decreasing the option of a realignment of members.