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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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the stars align

The current situation or set of conditions is ideal for the prospects of some activity or endeavor. All of the pieces just fell into place for the project to get underway. It's like the stars aligned or something.
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the stars are aligned

The current situation or set of conditions is ideal for the prospects of some activity or endeavor. It seems the stars are aligned for the team to finally take home the championship trophy this year. All of the pieces just fell into place for the project to get underway. It's like the stars were aligned.
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the stars have aligned

The current situation or set of conditions is ideal for the prospects of some activity or endeavor. It seems the stars have aligned for the team to finally take home the championship trophy this year. All of the pieces just fell into place for the project to get underway. It's like the stars had aligned.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In order to study the effect of structural design parameters on aligning stiffness, the base FE model was built by using Min design parameters in Table 1 at first.
Cornering force and aligning torque at each slip angle were calculated.
Figure 4 shows the cornering force and aligning torque at 1[degrees] slip angle calculated in FE analysis for six tire models.
In order to study the influence of tire tread pattern on aligning stiffness, three kinds of tread shape were modeled based on the slick (non-patterned) tire with tire size 215/55R17 through hand carving.
Then cornering force and aligning torque relative to slip angle for three tire samples shown in Table 2 were measured by using Flat Trac.
In order to study the effect of tread viscoelastic property on aligning stiffness, two kinds of tire samples (Tire F and Tire G) with different tread compound were built by using same summer tread pattern mold and applying same inner structure.
Then F&M for Tire F and Tire G was measured and Table 5 shows cornering force and aligning torque in 100% load condition.
Previous parameter study shows influence of tire design parameters on aligning torque at lower slip angles related to on-center steering performance and cornering stiffness related to handling performance.
Then cornering force and aligning torque relative to slip angle for four tire samples shown in Table 6 were measured by using Flat Trac.
It was found that on-center steering performance is improved as the aligning torque at 1[degrees] slip angle increases.
Second, the influence of tire design parameters on tire aligning torque was studied by F&M FE analysis and measurements.