The definition of align is to get a person, place, or thing put into a straight line.(verb)
When a person goes to the chiropractor to have their spine straightened, the straightening is an example of align.
Align is to be put into the exact correct place, often in relation to something else.(verb)
An example of align is when a newspaper is doing a layout, and they have the pictures precisely placed next to the text.
Align means to commit oneself to being either for or against an issue and/or group.(verb)
An example of align is when a person donates money and votes strictly for the democratic party.
See align in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr aligner < a-, to + ligner < ligne, line
See align in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb a·ligned, a·lign·ing, a·ligns verb, transitive
Origin: French aligner
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-)
Origin: + ligne, line (from Latin līnea; see line1).
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