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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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Andy Hird, Managing Director of Aligned Assets explained that, “Our business database has uses across the public sector, from aiding the emergency services in mobilisation through to helping local authorities in identifying unbilled business rates.
engagement of employees to take actions that are aligned and results-oriented.
Level 3: Feedback provided to the students is aligned with the rubric.
Tom Dolan, K-12 curriculum director at Romulus, says his district aligned the curriculum electronically in an integrated learning system to improve learning.
The center blocks any defender aligned from his inside shoulder all the way to head-up on the backside guard.
As of March 2013, all support, account management, billing and future development passed to Aligned Assets, who have expressed their intention to invest extensively in the product.
The Aligned Assets pricing structure for shared services has also been modified to better represent the economies of scale that shared services are intended to achieve.
For more than a decade, researchers have been developing a lung-imaging method in which patients inhale magnetically aligned helium-3 gas atoms.
In making their pre-snap read, they are taught to look for a free safety aligned anywhere from 10 to 14 yards deep over the ball.
com)-- Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets have announced the dates for its annual user groups.
The problem arises in trying to keep the spin of subatomic particles aligned, or polarized, as they whiz around an accelerator.