align (oneself) with (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 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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Dambazau called on Muslim faithful to align themselves with the prophet's teachings which border on piety, charity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, among others.
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"They aren't just looking for a job, they are looking to align themselves with an organisation that shares their values and beliefs."
Each chapter covers an area in which membership hopefuls must align themselves with EU standards.
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Shehabi claimed that the small size and population of the Gulf states will always keep them vulnerable, and need them to align themselves with larger powers in the world if they do not work towards a collective security and provide for adequate military security for themselves.
You have a choice of candidates with two different philosophies: those who adhere to the tenets of social justice, or those who align themselves with the principles of individual liberties and property rights, as the Constitution implies.
To act effectively, Anglicans will need to align themselves with our Creator God, and reject the deceitful claims of Mammon.
A common psychological strategy used by people to feel better about themselves is to align themselves with a perceived superior dominating group and put down their own country and people at every opportunity.
Deadlines must be introduced to counter the inner procrastinator in all of us, and Silard presents other suggestions and data for readers to best understand how to align themselves with their vision and move towards that goal.
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His findings counter the commonly-accepted story of the triumph of English liberty over tyranny, noting that the residents of the area, in the sudden absence of the Spanish, found it necessary to align themselves with the United States.