align

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verb \ə-ˈlīn\

Definition of align

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring into line or alignment

  3. 2 :  to array on the side of or against a party or cause <he aligned himself with the protesters>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to get or fall into line

  6. 2 :  to be in or come into precise adjustment or correct relative position

aligner

noun

Examples of align in a sentence

  1. He aligned the two holes so he could put the screw through them.

  2. The two parts of the machine are not properly aligned.

  3. The text aligns with the bottom of the picture.

  4. The schools had to align their programs with state requirements.

  5. She is aligning with other senators to oppose his nomination.

Variants of align

less commonly

aline

Origin and Etymology of align

French aligner, from Old French, from a- (from Latin ad-) + ligne line, from Latin linea


First Known Use: circa 1693



ALIGN Defined for English Language Learners

align

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verb \ə-ˈlīn\

Definition of align for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ALIGN Defined for Kids

align

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verb \ə-ˈlīn\

Definition of align for Students

aligned

aligning

  1. :  to arrange things so that they form a line or are in proper position <He aligned the two holes so he could put the screw through them.>


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