- To arrange or adjust things in a straight line.
- To bring into agreement or cooperation with a particular group or ideology.
- To match or coordinate something with something else.
From french aligner, from old french, from à (“to”) + ligne (“line”), from latin linea (“line”).
- The engineer will align the tracks so that the train runs smoothly.
- The new policy will align with the company's values and principles.
- We need to align our marketing strategy with the latest trends to stay ahead of the competition.
- The stars are aligning for a perfect vacation this summer.
- The students' schedules aligned perfectly, so they could all attend the concert together.