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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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the stars align

The current situation or set of conditions is ideal for the prospects of some activity or endeavor. All of the pieces just fell into place for the project to get underway. It's like the stars aligned or something.
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the stars are aligned

The current situation or set of conditions is ideal for the prospects of some activity or endeavor. It seems the stars are aligned for the team to finally take home the championship trophy this year. All of the pieces just fell into place for the project to get underway. It's like the stars were aligned.
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the stars have aligned

The current situation or set of conditions is ideal for the prospects of some activity or endeavor. It seems the stars have aligned for the team to finally take home the championship trophy this year. All of the pieces just fell into place for the project to get underway. It's like the stars had aligned.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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With a simple, focused vision, clearly articulated, effective leaders align people behind corporate objectives.
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This fall I worked with a K-12 school system to align its curriculum with state and professional education standards, including those from the International Society for Technology in Education.
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Before that happens, however, researchers must find better ways to grow and align these carbon nanotubes.