- to place or become placed in a line
- to bring (components or parts, such as the wheels of a car) into proper or desirable coordination or relation
- (transitive) usually followed by with: to bring (a person, country, etc) into agreement or cooperation with the policy, etc of another person or group
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a•lign /əˈlaɪn/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to arrange in a straight line:to align the beams in the ceiling.
- to bring into alignment:to align the wheels on a car.
- to bring into agreement with a particular group, cause, etc.:aligned himself with the minority party.[be + aligned + with]was aligned with the minority party.
a•lign (ə līn′),USA pronunciation v.t.
- to arrange in a straight line;
adjust according to a line.
- to bring into a line or alignment.
- to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.:He aligned himself with the liberals.
- Electronicsto adjust (two or more components of an electronic circuit) to improve the response over a frequency band, as to align the tuned circuits of a radio receiver for proper tracking throughout its frequency range, or a television receiver for appropriate wide-band responses.
- to fall or come into line;
be in line.
- to join with others in a cause.
- Latin līneāre, derivative of līnea line1
- French aligner, equivalent. to a- a-5 + ligner
- 1, 2. straighten.
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align /əˈlaɪn/ vb
'align' also found in these entries:
Third World - activator - aligning punch - alignment - alignment chart - aline - baseline - commit - direct - dowel - dress - drift - fair - guide center - guide left - guide right - inversion therapy - jog - line-up - lining - marry - misaligned - moon - nonalignable - orient - part - range - rank - realign - realignment - self-aligning - self-alignment - trammel - unalignable