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align

a·lign (a·line)

align (aline)

 
pronunciation:
laIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: aligned, aligning, aligns
definition 1: to form into a straight line.
The commander aligned his soldiers at the top of the hill.He carefully aligned all the books on the shelf.
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synonyms:
line up, parallel, rank
similar words:
adjust, arrange, even, range
definition 2: to bring (something) into the same line as another.
He aligned his bow with the target.She aligned her toes with the mark on the floor.
definition 3: to bring (oneself) into agreement, usu. with a viewpoint; to ally.
He aligns himself with the conservatives.
synonyms:
ally, associate, join
similar words:
line up
definition 4: to adjust (something), usu. a device, to improve its function.
She aligned her microscope.
synonyms:
adjust, fine-tune, regulate
similar words:
set
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to come into line.
His back aligned with the wall.
synonyms:
line up, range, straighten
definition 2: to ally with others in a cause.
The independent group aligned with the radicals.
synonyms:
agree, ally, associate
similar words:
join, sympathize
derivations: aligned (adj.), aligner (n.)