1. To adjust the spaces between words; in printing.
2. To show to be reasonable; SYN. warrant.
3. To show to be right; SYN. vindicate.
1. To align vertically.
2. To align lines of text evenly along both the left and right margins of a column by inserting extra space between the words in each line. If the spacing is excessive, it can be reduced by rewriting or by hyphenating words at the ends of lines. See also align (definition 1). Compare rag.