What does align mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. align, aline, line up, adjustverb

    place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

    "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"

  2. alignverb

    be or come into adjustment with

  3. align, arrayverb

    align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

  4. align, ordinate, coordinateverb

    bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

    "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts"


  1. alignverb

    To form in line; to fall into line.

  2. alignverb

    To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.

  3. alignverb

    To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.

  4. Etymology: From alynen, alinen, aligner, from alignier.


  1. align

    Align refers to arranging or positioning something in a straight line or in a correct, appropriate or relative position in relation to other things. It can also refer to bringing different elements or factors into a mutual understanding, agreement, alliance, or cooperative relationship. In the fields of computing or mathematics, it is to arrange data or program instructions properly to be accessible for a computer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alignverb

    to adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line; to aline

  2. Alignverb

    to form in line; to fall into line

  3. Etymology: [F. aligner; (L. ad) + ligne (L. linea) line. See Line, and cf. Allineate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Align

    a-līn′, v.t. to regulate by a line: to arrange in line, as troops.—n. Align′ment, a laying out by a line: arrangement of soldiers in a line or lines: the ground-plan of a railway or road. [Fr. aligner—L. ad, and linea, a line.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. align

    To form in line as troops; to lay out the ground-plan, as of a road.

Editors Contribution

  1. align

    To believe, know and support the goal or plan of a group.

    They did align themselves to the creation of a unity government for the benefit of the whole country.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

  2. align

    To form in a line.

    They put the solar panels on the solar farm and they did align them all to the sun in a specific direction.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 27, 2020  

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Anagrams for align »

  1. Langi

  2. algin

  3. liang

  4. linga

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of align in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of align in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of align in a Sentence

  1. Peter Minneci:

    By allowing the patient to be involved in the decision process you are allowing them to align their preference and beliefs with the care themselves.

  2. Megan Hartman:

    I think brands would be very smart to align themselves with her because she is such a brave spokesperson. I think we are going to see a lot of brands across all categories - beauty fashion, sports, entertainment - looking to get a piece of her, she probably feels a certain responsibility as one of the first transgender celebrities and will be a little more cautious in terms of deals. But she definitely has the potential and the same marketability as any of the Kardashians.

  3. Hadi Shafiee:

    The lenses align with the phone's camera.

  4. Chief Executive Jim Smith:

    While a few of IP & Science’s businesses operate at the intersection of global commerce and regulation, the vast majority of the unit does not align in the same way as our other business units, the decision we are announcing today reflects the difficult choices we must all make every day as we prioritize our resources and energy towards our key growth opportunities.

  5. United States:

    The call was a part of the Biden Administration’s efforts to maintain and deepen lines of communication between the United States and the PRC and responsibly manage our differences and work together where our interests align, the call follows the two leaders ’ conversation on March 18th and a series of conversations between high-level U.S. and PRC officials. MILLEY DIRECTS A REVIEW OF United States, CHINESE MILITARY CONTACTS AMID WARNING BEIJING POSES NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT.

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