align with

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 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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What can districts do to ensure that professional development strategies and spending align with findings from the best available research--and affect student achievement?
The authors recommend that districts look at spending in three categories--targets, purposes and delivery systems--and ensure that PD strategies align with findings from the best available research.
It must be augmented to align with the different state curricula, he says.