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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.
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.
Normally, our ends align in three-point stances, but we have them stand up vs the Wing-T to help them vision their keys.
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.
The defensive tackles, who usually align head-up on the offensive guards, execute a "fan" stunt at the snap.