Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

align with

align with
1) literal:  bring into line with, line up straight. figurative:  share the same interests
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    • align the focus/ideas with sth, align with political parties/company policies/strategies
  • Analysis
    If you 'align' with something or someone you come together on a thought or topic. You can align with someone's ideals, meaning that you agree with them. You can align with an organisation or company, meaning you support their work and ethos or that you are becoming a part of it: "The Independent has now aligned herself with the Green Party."  With physical things, 'align' means to bring them together: "We should align the visuals with the text and see how it looks together." You will usually hear this expression used in formal situations.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. You have to align the sight with the target before you take the shot.
    2. Maybe you can align yourself with someone else and bring the rest of your friends around to your way of thinking.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The team had to align their individual ideas to come up with the best solution.
    2. Big Businesses usually align themselves with Political Parties to get what they want.
    3. Company policies on data storage and processing now have to be aligned with GDPR.
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