to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line.
to bring into a line or alignment.
to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.:He aligned himself with the liberals.
to adjust (two or more components of an electronic circuit) to improve the response over a frequency band, as to align the tuned circuits of a radio receiver for proper tracking throughout its frequency range, or a television receiver for appropriate wide-band responses.
to fall or come into line; be in line.
to join with others in a cause.
- Rarely a·line .
- a·lign·er, noun
- re·a·lign, verb
- self-a·lign·ing, adjective
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How to use align in a sentence
Our free AI-based platform takes the pain out of networking and helps you find and connect with the people who align with your goals.48 hours left to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Space 2020 | Alexandra Ames | November 12, 2020 | TechCrunch
With so much change affecting marketing teams across the industry, adjusting internal strategies to be more agile, more efficient and better aligned across the organization is key to driving real business impact.How a well-oiled marketing operations machine drives business forward | Sponsored Content: Workfront | November 12, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Include which channels you will be using in your plan and for what kind of communication so that team members are aligned and know where to reach out for responses.Internal communication plan: How SMB marketing teams can achieve growth | Ronita Mohan | November 12, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Ensuring that policies still align with and are clear for employees and consumers helps maintain an overarching understanding of privacy across the brand.Concrete steps marketers should take now to get ready for CA’s CPRA in 2023 | Greg Sterling | November 11, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Value alignment being defined as how do we get this super-intelligent AI to understand our values and align with our values.
The speaker conjures up centuries of collective sagacity, aligning oneself with an eternal, inarguable good.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Turkey under the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has never wanted to appear to be aligning itself with Western policies.Turkey’s Attitude Toward ISIS? Sympathy for the Devil | Jamie Dettmer | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Instead of re-aligning young people, the Obamacare debacle is more likely to de-align them.Love Affair Over? Obamacare Debacle Shakes Up Millennial Politics | Peter Beinart | November 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, a look inside the numbers suggests USPS is actually doing a better job aligning its revenues with its spending.U.S. Postal Services Loses $740 Million Amid Declining Volume | Edward Ferguson | August 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By peddling merchandise and aligning with other high-end brands, it is also evolving into a broader business.SoulCycle Is a Booming Exercise Chain for the 1 Percent | Filipa Ioannou | July 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The battalion adjutant assists in aligning the battalion and then takes his post.Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911 | United States War Department
Down the line could be heard shouts of different company officers, aligning their companies.An Annapolis First Classman | Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
J—— turns away convulsed, slyly indicating with his forefinger rows of corn-stacks aligning the crest of the hill!'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914 | Maurice Genevoix
Similar instruction is given the troopers in aligning themselves to the left.Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army | War Department.
Only sixteen Senators voted to impeach on the first article, nine Republicans aligning themselves with the nine Federalists.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4 | Albert J. Beveridge
British Dictionary definitions for align
to place or become placed in a line
to bring (components or parts, such as the wheels of a car) into proper or desirable coordination or relation
(tr usually foll by with) to bring (a person, country, etc) into agreement or cooperation with the policy, etc of another person or group
(tr) psychol to integrate or harmonize the aims, practices, etc of a group
(usually foll by with) psychol to identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person
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