align

UK [əˈlaɪn] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "align":
present tense I/you/we/they align he/she/it aligns present participle aligning past tense aligned past participle aligned
1) to give your support publicly to a group, political party, or country

Many women do not want to align themselves with the movement.

The union's leaders are aligned with the ruling party and the military.

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2) to organize things so that they form a straight line or are in the correct position in relation to other things

The graves were all perfectly aligned.

3) to organize activities or systems so that they match or fit well together

We have closely aligned our research and development work with our business needs.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • align — (v.) early 15c., to copulate (of wolves, dogs), lit. to range (things) in a line, from M.Fr. aligner, from O.Fr. alignier set, lay in line, from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + lignier to line, from L. lineare, from linea (see LINE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • align — *line, line up, range, array Analogous words: *order, arrange, marshal: regulate, fix, *adjust Contrasted words: *disorder, disarrange, derange, unsettle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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