align oneself with

align (oneself) with (someone or something)

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. No, no, I'm not aligning myself with either one of you. I just want you two to make up!
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
But then, every country is, because all individuals have a slightly different spiritual outlook, whether or not it is close enough to one of the organised religions to permit one to align oneself with that belief.