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align (oneself) with

To support, agree with, or form an alliance with a particular person or idea. As soon as I explained how the plan would benefit the company financially, the CFO aligned himself with the idea. Heather aligned herself with an animal rights group and began promoting veganism.
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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.
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align something with something

to adjust, straighten, or arrange something in reference to something else. Try to align this piece with the one next to it.
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It must be augmented to align with the different state curricula, he says.
Founded in 2006, Align is headquartered in Jacksonville Florida.
Align Aerospace ended its affiliation with Anixter International and began independent operations in August 2011.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") filed a complaint against Saiyed Atiq Raza (the "Defendant"), alleging that the Defendant learned about a confidential settlement between Orthoclear and Align Technology, Inc.
Polecat 2: Everyone aligns the same except for the fullback, who aligns three yards back between the guards.
Align a yard and a half outside the OT, slightly cocked inside with the inside hand down.
Align Lock Loops are ideal for high-speed applications where they eliminate expensive CDRs and alignment complexity," said Align Engineering founder and CEO Bryan Hoyer.
Normally, our ends align in three-point stances, but we have them stand up vs the Wing-T to help them vision their keys.
The paper explains Map-to-Win(SM), AnchorPoint's strategic consulting approach that enables organizations to effectively align their business goals with people, process and technology investments to assure the success of their expense management initiatives.
We feel that it is easier to align the DTs and have the LBs carry the load and make sure everyone else aligns properly in the box.
Palladium's Human Capital Practice helps organizations align human capital to strategy and transform the HR function by enabling it to measure and manage performance," said Dr.
The defensive tackles, who usually align head-up on the offensive guards, execute a "fan" stunt at the snap.
a private Canadian corporation) today announce a co-development project to align the technology roadmaps of the advanced wire bonding capillaries of SPT with Microbonds' insulated bonding wire technology known as X-Wire(TM) Technology.
NYSE: KMB) have selected the Anaqua IAM solution to gain an enterprise view of all intellectual assets - patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, license agreements and invention disclosures - to maximize the value of their IP portfolios and strategically align this to larger corporate goals.