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Definition of "align" []

  • 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. (verb-transitive)
  • To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation: aligning the wheels of a truck. (verb-transitive)
  • To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause: aligned themselves with the free traders. (verb-transitive)
  • To adhere to a prescribed course of action. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "align" in a sentence
  • ""alias = '$alias', real_name = '$name', align = '$align'"."
  • "I use the word "align," because when we betray ourselves some would define this as sinning, we fall out of alignment."
  • "Rick Perry and Sarah Palin align themselves together because they both talk about suceeding from the other states while our men and women are at war from the States of Texas and Alaska."