|Origin:||aligner, from ligne 'line'|
to publicly support a political group, country, or person that you agree with
align yourself with somebody/something
Church leaders have aligned themselves with the opposition.
a country closely aligned with the West
2 [intransitive and transitive]
to arrange things so that they form a line or are parallel to each other, or to be in a position that forms a line etc:
The desks were neatly aligned in rows.
Make sure that all the holes align.
3 [transitive usually passive]
to organize or change something so that it has the right relationship to something else
This policy is closely aligned with the goals of the organization.