- 1[intransitive, transitive] align (something) (with something) to arrange something in the correct position, or to be in the correct position, in relation to something else, especially in a straight line Make sure the shelf is aligned with the top of the cupboard. The top and bottom line of each column on the page should align.
- 2 [transitive] align something (with/to something) to change something slightly so that it is in the correct relationship to something else Domestic prices have been aligned with those in global markets. Phrasal Verbsalign yourself with somebody/something
NAmE//əˈlaɪn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they align
he / she / it aligns
past simple aligned
-ing form aligning