align oneself with

align oneself with someone or something

Fig. to bring oneself into agreement with someone or someone's ideas; to associate oneself with someone or someone's cause. She sought to align herself with the older members.
See also: align
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It's a tricky task to align oneself with both China and the United States.
The British thought that sheltering terrorists was a good solution, but they did not realise that one can never align oneself with the devil, and they did precisely that for years and years.
Michels says it is more important than ever to align oneself with a company that is prepared to accept the challenges associated with today's fast-paced market.
Being emotionally intelligent means striving to improve or meet a standard of excellence and making a commitment to align oneself with the goals of the group or organization.
To be merely good is to align oneself with conscience alone--an impoverished stand-in for divine initiative.
There is no temptation to align oneself with the victors; grandeur and tragedy belong to the vanquished, who fight, not for an ideology, but rather, like Yeats's Irish airman, for "a lonely impulse of delight"; no celebration of Nazism or imperialism but rather admiration for invention and drive in the service of madness, a madness not very different from that of the American pilots in the '30s who raced in circles in some remote part of the Midwest or who lost their lives to establish a speed record that someone else would break a few years later.