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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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- Aligned Transport Access Carrier-grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 transport service offering blended or dedicated IP and point-to-point, high-speed, low- latency connectivity through a variety of wholesale partners.
The work focused on using the Aligned Assets business database to supplement their LLPG (local land and property gazetteer), which is used to feed numerous council systems and projects with the most accurate address data available.
If the interests of those involved in the success of the company--all the customers--are aligned in parallel, then all will win.
There are eight critical steps for achieving aligned thinking and behaviour:
Level 4: Feedback provided to students is aligned with the rubric.
This provides the operator with a visual confirmation that the gears are properly aligned and ready for installation.
It was all aligned with the division's curriculum, which was aligned to the state's Standards of Learning, Taylor says.
My recent study indicates that most of the fibers are rolled into strand-like aggregates, most of which are aligned approximately in the same direction.
When properly aligned, the molecules inside an LCD turn pixels on and off by twisting and rotating in response to electronic signals sent by the computer processor.
In Plintje (Plinth), a 1999 "version" of a 1972 film, the tentative, exploratory horizontal movement of the artist's foot along a filmed white baseboard is projected onto and aligned precisely with the gallery's actual white baseb oard, the foot finally moving partially behind a filmed white barrier directly in front of and at the level of both the filmed and actual baseboards.
Woking, United Kingdom, October 18, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Aligned Assets customers have once again had a day to remember after collecting three of the major awards at the 2013 Local Government Exemplar Awards.
Each image contained a pair of faces and a pair of houses, with one pair aligned vertically and the other horizontally.
For example, if the first defender inside a playside guard is the backside linebacker and a playside linebacker blitzes the inside gap, the guard must block the playside linebacker even though the LB was not aligned inside of him.
Achieving gross margin objectives through alignment, the second area related to sales effectiveness -- admittedly tough and emotional -- means the sales organization must be aligned with the company's gross margin objectives and must assume ownership of gross margins.