align (oneself) with (someone or something)

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align (oneself) with (someone or something)

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. No, no, I'm not aligning myself with either one of you. I just want you two to make up!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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David Umahi on his victory at the PDP Governorship primaries held on Saturday 30th september 2018 and also aligned themselves with the governor sentiment that the South East will produce Vice President come PDP presidential primaries .
One of the reasons is that the institutions, in general, have also not aligned themselves with what is the requirement of industry and until they will not align themselves with the industry, this informal relationship will continue and a formal relation will not develop.
Police said they have now identified a number of people who have aligned themselves with gangs in south Birmingham and have warned the "net is closing" on crooks in the area with links to organised crime.
The press release -- that also discussed JMP leaders currently outside of Yemen that have aligned themselves with President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi -- read: "This report should serve as an impetus for those who have aligned themselves with the Saudi regime, especially those holding JMP leadership positions, to reconsider their position, make use of the General Amnesty Law, work to implement it, and help re-open the necessary channel for bilateral Yemeni talks.
Lagman refuted the impression that that the Liberals, referred to by Duterte as the 'Yellows,' are bent to impeach him even though majority of LP aligned themselves with Duterte's super majority in Congress.
General history and Native American collections alike will find THE BLACK SEMINOLES: HISTORY OF A FREEDOM-SEEKING PEOPLE a powerful guide detailing the lives of two fugitive slaves who aligned themselves with Seminole Indians in Florida and fought with them in the Second Seminole War--and were consequently removed to Indian Territory where they struggled against re-enslavement.
On Syria, all the above-mentioned European countries in addition to Georgia have aligned themselves with the EU sanctions.
* Two days after a horrific episode of anti-Semitic vandalism in Midwood, Brooklyn, elected officials and protestersincluding some who aligned themselves with Occupy Wall Streetmarched against the hate.
The award honours production and non-production suppliers that have aligned themselves with the values and operating practices of the company while reaching the highest quality, technology, cost and delivery standards.
The author chronicles how the two affiliated groups aligned themselves with both the incoming Europeans and larger Indian nations to ensure their independence.
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Savvy retailers soon realized they would be stronger if they aligned themselves with consumers.
The reality of American politics today is that religious conservatives have inextricably aligned themselves with one political party.