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English verb: align

1. align (change) place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight

SamplesAlign the car with the curb.
Align the sheets of paper on the table.

Synonymsadjust, aline, line up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reorient

Narrower (hyponym)address, collimate, concenter, concentre, focalise, focalize, focus, realign, realine, synchronise, synchronize, true, true up


2. align (stative) be or come into adjustment with

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

3. align (cognition) align oneself with a group or a way of thinking


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)stand

Narrower (hyponym)fall in line, side

4. align (change) bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

SamplesAlign the wheels of my car.
Ordinate similar parts.

Synonymscoordinate, ordinate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

Narrower (hyponym)misalign

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