alignment noun

1 arrangement in correct position

ADJ. correct

VERB + ALIGNMENT bring sth into

PREP. in ~ (with sth) The door needs to be in alignment with the frame before you start work on it. | out of ~ A few of the tiles were clearly out of alignment.

2 political support

ADJ. close | military, political

VERB + ALIGNMENT establish, form | maintain

PREP. ~ between It is very difficult to maintain the alignment between the two countries since the trade dispute. | ~ with Britain formed a close alignment with Egypt in the last century.