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align

to bring into a line or alignment; straighten; to join with others in a cause: They align themselves with the environmental movement.
Not to be confused with:
A-line – a style of dress or other garment consisting of A-shaped panels that give increasing fullness toward the hemline: an A-line skirt
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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.
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align

(əˈlaɪn)
vb
1. to place or become placed in a line
2. to bring (components or parts, such as the wheels of a car) into proper or desirable coordination or relation
3. (usually foll by: with) to bring (a person, country, etc) into agreement or cooperation with the policy, etc of another person or group
4. (Psychology) (tr) psychol to integrate or harmonize the aims, practices, etc of a group
5. (Psychology) (usually foll by with) psychol to identify with or match the behaviour, thoughts, etc of another person
[C17: from Old French aligner, from à ligne into line]
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a•lign

(əˈlaɪn)

v.t.
1. to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line.
2. to bring into a line or alignment.
3. to bring into agreement with a particular group, cause, etc.: He aligned himself with the liberals in the Senate.
4. to adjust (circuit components) to improve response over a frequency band.
v.i.
5. to come into line; be in line.
6. to join with others in a cause.
[1685–95; < French aligner=a- a-5 + ligner < Latin līneāre, derivative of līnea line1]
a•lign′er, n.
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align


Past participle: aligned
Gerund: aligning

Imperative
align
align
Present
I align
you align
he/she/it aligns
we align
you align
they align
Preterite
I aligned
you aligned
he/she/it aligned
we aligned
you aligned
they aligned
Present Continuous
I am aligning
you are aligning
he/she/it is aligning
we are aligning
you are aligning
they are aligning
Present Perfect
I have aligned
you have aligned
he/she/it has aligned
we have aligned
you have aligned
they have aligned
Past Continuous
I was aligning
you were aligning
he/she/it was aligning
we were aligning
you were aligning
they were aligning
Past Perfect
I had aligned
you had aligned
he/she/it had aligned
we had aligned
you had aligned
they had aligned
Future
I will align
you will align
he/she/it will align
we will align
you will align
they will align
Future Perfect
I will have aligned
you will have aligned
he/she/it will have aligned
we will have aligned
you will have aligned
they will have aligned
Future Continuous
I will be aligning
you will be aligning
he/she/it will be aligning
we will be aligning
you will be aligning
they will be aligning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aligning
you have been aligning
he/she/it has been aligning
we have been aligning
you have been aligning
they have been aligning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aligning
you will have been aligning
he/she/it will have been aligning
we will have been aligning
you will have been aligning
they will have been aligning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aligning
you had been aligning
he/she/it had been aligning
we had been aligning
you had been aligning
they had been aligning
Conditional
I would align
you would align
he/she/it would align
we would align
you would align
they would align
Past Conditional
I would have aligned
you would have aligned
he/she/it would have aligned
we would have aligned
you would have aligned
they would have aligned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.align - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straightalign - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
address - adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
synchronise, synchronize - cause to indicate the same time or rate; "synchronize your watches"
realign, realine - align anew or better; "The surgeon realigned my jaw after the accident"
true, true up - make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine"
collimate - adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
reorient - set or arrange in a new or different determinate position; "Orient the house towards the South"
concenter, concentre, focalise, focalize, focus - bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
skew - turn or place at an angle; "the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed"
2.align - be or come into adjustment with
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
3.align - align oneself with a group or a way of thinkingalign - align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
stand - have or maintain a position or stand on an issue; "Where do you stand on the War?"
fall in line - agree on (a position)
side - take sides for or against; "Who are you widing with?"; "I"m siding against the current candidate"
4.align - bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlationalign - bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
misalign - align imperfectly or badly; "the elements of the turbine were misaligned"
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align

verb
1. ally, side, join, associate, affiliate, cooperate, sympathize The prime minister is aligning himself with the liberals.
2. line up, even, order, range, sequence, regulate, straighten, coordinate, even up, make parallel, arrange in line A tripod would be useful to align and steady the camera.
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align

also aline
verb
1. To place in or form a line or lines:
line (up), range.
2. To be formally associated, as by treaty:
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Translations
يَصُف، يَصْطَفيَنْحاز إلى
připojit seseřadit
setja í beina línuskipa sér viî hliî
išrikiuotiprisijungtiprisišlietirikiuoti
pievienotiessakārtot rindāsarindot
güç birliği yapmaksıralamaksıraya dizmek

align

[əˈlaɪn] VTalinear
to align o.s. with (Pol, fig) → ponerse del lado de
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align

[əˈlaɪn] vt
(= line up) → aligner
(= take sides) to align o.s. with sb → s'aligner sur qn
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align

vt
wheels of car, gun sights etcausrichten; (= bring into line)in eine Linie bringen, ausrichten; (Comput) → bündig ausrichten; align left/right (Comput) → links-/rechtsbündig ausrichten
(Fin, Pol) currencies, policiesaufeinander ausrichten; to align something with somethingetw auf etw (acc)ausrichten; to align oneself with a party (= follow policy of)sich nach einer Partei ausrichten; (= join forces with)sich einer Partei anschließen; they have aligned themselves against him/itsie haben sich gegen ihn/dagegen zusammengeschlossen
vi
(lit)ausgerichtet sein (with nach); (= come into line)eine Linie bilden
(side, person, country)sich verbünden (with mit)
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align

[əˈlaɪn] vtallineare
to align o.s. with → allinearsi con, schierarsi dalla parte di
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align

(əˈlain) verb
1. to put in a straight line or in parallel lines.
2. to attach (oneself) to one side in an argument, politics etc. He aligned himself with the rebels.
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align

vt, vi alinear(se)
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When the regiment was aligned in another position each man's regard for his safety caused another line of small intrenchments.
The sun rose presently and sent its unobstructed splendors over the land, and we saw a prodigious host moving slowly toward us, with the steady drift and aligned front of a wave of the sea.
By this time the music had stopped, and the musicians-a fiddler, and the young lady who played the harmonium on Sundays-were hastily refreshing themselves at one corner of the supper-table which aligned its devastated pie-dishes and ice-cream saucers on the platform at the end of the hall.
Good professional development A research synopsis from the American Educational Research Association describes five studies, some experimental, that demonstrate impacts on student achievement when PD focuses on how students learn and understand subject matter, strengthens teachers' knowledge of subject matter, and aligns with actual classroom conditions.
From our scouting reports, we assume whenever the offense aligns its receivers in this fashion, it is not planning to throw the ball.
Scientists first place their sample in a uniform magnetic field that aligns the so-called spins of the nuclei.
Many companies do not fully understand or utilize the powerful leverage of a system like MarginMax, which focuses on gross margin as the leverage point and integrates all the key drivers of gross margin into a comprehensive improvement program that aligns from strategy to daily execution.
This would occur if the defensive end aligns head up to outside of the TE.
He aligns on the offense's weakest pass blocker and gets a free rush.
#6 aligns on T's inside shoulder and rushes kick through B gap.
Everyone aligns like this on each of the plays, except for the fullback in Polecat 2.
He aligns on the LOS, as shown, in two of our fronts but is not considered part of the defensive line.)