Definition of align
- aligned the books on the shelf
- He aligned himself with the protesters.
- He aligned with his friends against a common enemy.
- Negative ends of molecules align with positive ends of other molecules.
He aligned the two holes so he could put the screw through them.
The two parts of the machine are not properly aligned.
The text aligns with the bottom of the picture.
The schools had to align their programs with state requirements.
She is aligning with other senators to oppose his nomination.
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First Known Use: circa 1693See Words from the same year
: to arrange things so that they form a line or are in proper position
: to change (something) so that it agrees with or matches something else
: to join a group that is supporting or opposing something
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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