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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.
The availability of the 'Map-to-Win' White Paper outlines AnchorPoint's unique ability to deliver TEM solutions that are aligned to business needs and produce results," said Brad Standley, Vice President, Consulting with AnchorPoint.
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.
The new two-semester Algebra I course is composed of 126 multimedia lessons, that are part of a redesigned scope and sequence based on and aligned to the Prentice Hall Algebra I textbook (copyright 2004 by Pearson Education).
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.
Ask an executive what their company's top-selling product is and they can access that data instantly, but that same executive today cannot tell you what its most valuable intellectual assets are and how they're aligned to the strategic drivers of the business.