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Definitions and Synonyms of align | Another word for align | What is align?

Definition 1: place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight - [verb of change]

Samples where align or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for align in the sense of this definition

(align is a kind of ...) set or arrange in a new or different determinate position

"Orient the house towards the South"

(... is a kind of align ) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting

(... is a kind of align ) cause to indicate the same time or rate

"synchronize your watches"

(... is a kind of align ) align anew or better

"The surgeon realigned my jaw after the accident"

(... is a kind of align ) make level, square, balanced, or concentric

"true up the cylinder of an engine"

(... is a kind of align ) adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)

(... is a kind of align ) bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

Definition 2: bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation - [verb of change]

Samples where align or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • align the wheels of my car
  • ordinate similar parts

Synonyms for align in the sense of this definition

(align is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(... is a kind of align ) align imperfectly or badly

"the elements of the turbine were misaligned"

Definition 3: align oneself with a group or a way of thinking - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for align in the sense of this definition

(align is a kind of ...) have or maintain a position or stand on an issue

"Where do you stand on the War?"

(... is a kind of align ) agree on (a position)

(... is a kind of align ) take sides for or against

"Who are you siding with?" "I'm siding against the current candidate"

Definition 4: be or come into adjustment with - [verb of stative]

(align is a kind of ...) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

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