align (oneself) with

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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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We have aligned ourselves with the vision of the Government of the UAE for the younger citizens.
It is crucially important that we champion these values within organisations and we are very proud that we have aligned ourselves with the campaigning group 5050by2020, which is an initiative to achieve 50/50 gender split on boards by 2020 and which we signed up to at our IoD International Women's Day lunch earlier in the year - another great event, where we were addressed by Professor Laura McAllister, chair of Sport Wales.
We believe we have aligned ourselves with a terrific partner in Alliance Bank, as they also share an extraordinary commitment to Customers, Communities and Associates.
He contends that by focusing on micro-topics we have turned away from the great socialist project of collective, and have instead aligned ourselves with the nihilistic goals of a capitalism we pretend to oppose.
But we've aligned ourselves with a company that is an importer and exporter itself, has been around for as long as we have, and has a distribution center, sales force and clientele throughout Europe," Momeni said.
"We have aligned ourselves with successful clients such as Disney and Natural Wonders, and others that want quality, on-time delivery at a reasonable price," said Wothe.