also aline verb Etymology: French aligner, from Old French, from a- (from Latin ad-) + ligne line, from Latin linea Date: circa 1693 transitive verb 1. to bring into line or alignment 2. to array on the side of or against a party or cause <
he aligned himself with the protesters
intransitive verb 1. to get or fall into line 2. to be in or come into precise adjustment or correct relative positionaligner noun

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