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verb [transitive] align pronunciation in American English /əˈlaɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyalign
he/she/italigns
present participlealigning
past tensealigned
past participlealigned
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  1. 1
    to give your support publicly to a group, political party, or country
    Many women do not want to align themselves with the movement.
    The union’s leaders are aligned with the ruling party and the military.
    See also nonaligned
  2. 3
    to organize activities or systems so that they match or fit well together
    We have closely aligned our research and development work with our business needs.

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