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alignverb [T]

 us   /əˈlɑɪn/
to put two or more things into a ​straightline: You need to align the ​numbersproperly in a ​column. fig. Business ​leaders are aligned with (= ​agree with) the ​president on this ​issue.
alignment
noun [C/U]  us   /əˈlɑɪn·mənt/
[U] You ​hear that ​noise because the ​wheels are out of alignment.
(Definition of align from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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alignverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈlaɪn/
to ​change something so that it has a ​correctrelationship to something else: Later this ​year, the ​company will ​introduce a ​priceplatform for its ​homeinsurancecontracts, and will align all its ​prices.align sth with sth More scientific ​methods of aligning ​boardroompay with ​shareholderreturns are needed.
alignment
noun [U]
The ​manufacturingprocesses, whether ​designed for ​costefficiency, ​speed, or ​quality are in alignment withcompanyobjectives.
(Definition of align from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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