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ALIGN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does align mean? 

ALIGN (verb)
  The verb ALIGN has 4 senses:

1. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
2. align with; be or come into adjustment
3. align oneself with a group or a way of thinking
4. bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

  Familiarity information: ALIGN used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALIGN (verb)


Sense 1align [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

align; aline; adjust; line up

Context examples:

align the car with the curb / align the sheets of paper on the table

Hypernyms (to "align" is one way to...):

reorient (set or arrange in a new or different determinate position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "align"):

address (adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting)

synchronise; synchronize (cause to indicate the same time or rate)

realign; realine (align anew or better)

true; true up (make level, square, balanced, or concentric)

collimate (adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument))

concenter; concentre; focalise; focalize; focus (bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

skew (turn or place at an angle)


Sense 2align [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Align with; be or come into adjustment

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Hypernyms (to "align" is one way to...):

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3align [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Align oneself with a group or a way of thinking

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

array; align

Hypernyms (to "align" is one way to...):

stand (have or maintain a position or stand on an issue)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "align"):

fall in line (agree on (a position))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4align [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

ordinate; coordinate; align

Context examples:

align the wheels of my car / ordinate similar parts

Hypernyms (to "align" is one way to...):

adjust; correct; set (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "align"):

misalign (align imperfectly or badly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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