AskDefine | Define align

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1 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" [syn: aline, line up, adjust] [ant: skew]
2 align with; be or come into adjustment
3 align oneself with a group or a way of thinking [syn: array]
4 bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation; "align the wheels of my car"; "ordinate similar parts" [syn: ordinate, coordinate]

User Contributed Dictionary



From aligner, from alignier.



  1. To form in line; to fall into line.
  2. To adjust or form to a line; to range or form in line; to bring into line.
  3. To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking.

Derived terms


To form in line; to fall into line
To adjust or form to a line
To adhere oneself with a group or a way of thinking
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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