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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Gonzales said it has happened before that members of a political party have aligned themselves with the new ruling party or even were both members of the majority and the minority at the same time.
BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Croatia which is to join the European Union in 2013, and EU Candidate Countries Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland and Serbia and potential EU candidate Albania have aligned themselves with the EU sanctions on Syria and Iran.
Bishop Bruno declared that priests who aligned themselves with Uganda-- Praveen Bunyan, William Thompson, Richard Menees, Jose Poch and deacon Kathleen Adams--"abandoned the communion of this church" by their action.
FIANNA Fail MEPs have aligned themselves with fascists and anti-immigration parties, it has emerged.
These grains are like frozen compasses: They aligned themselves with Earth's magnetic field when the rocks were forming, 90 million years ago.
Hay got his political start in the Communist Party and the visionary coalition politics of the Popular Front, when the Communists aligned themselves with civil-rights and labor organizations in an attempt to fend off fascism in Europe and to support Roosevelt's New Deal.
Catholics-less than 200,000 out of a diverse community of more than 50 million-have deliberately and consciously aligned themselves with Catholic organizations on the `religious right.
This assertion must be questioned since the Hunts historically appeared to have existed largely in isolation from the surrounding African-American community and consciously aligned themselves with either other privileged families of color or friendly white relatives.
They have aligned themselves with the forces of evil," he said, referred to the Anglican church.