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a·lign

 (ə-līn′)
v. a·ligned, a·lign·ing, a·ligns
v.tr.
1. To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel: align the tops of a row of pictures; aligned the car with the curb.
2. To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation: aligning the wheels of a truck.
3. To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause: aligned themselves with the free traders.
v.intr.
1. To adhere to a prescribed course of action.
2. To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation.

[French aligner, from Old French : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + ligne, line (from Latin līnea; see line1).]

a·lign′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aligning - causing to fall into line or into positionaligning - causing to fall into line or into position
orientating, orienting - positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees"
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