Align meaning

ə-līn
Align means to commit oneself to being either for or against an issue and/or group.

An example of align is when a person donates money and votes strictly for the democratic party.

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To bring into a straight line; adjust by line.
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The definition of align is to get a person, place, or thing put into a straight line.

When a person goes to the chiropractor to have their spine straightened, the straightening is an example of align.

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Align is to be put into the exact correct place, often in relation to something else.

An example of align is when a newspaper is doing a layout, and they have the pictures precisely placed next to the text.

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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.

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To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation.

Aligning the wheels of a truck.

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To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause.

Aligned themselves with the free traders.

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To adhere to a prescribed course of action.
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To move or be adjusted into proper relationship or orientation.
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To bring (parts or components, as the wheels of a car) into proper coordination.
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To bring into agreement, close cooperation, etc.

He aligned himself with the liberals.

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To come or fall into line; line up.
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(intransitive) To form in line; to fall into line.
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To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
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(computing) To store (data) in a way that is consistent with the memory architecture, i.e. by beginning each item at an offset equal to some multiple of the word size.
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(intransitive) To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.
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Origin of align

  • French aligner from Old French a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) ligne line (from Latin līnea line1)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English alynen, alinen (“copulate”), Middle French aligner, from Old French alignier.

    From Wiktionary