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ally

al·ly

ally

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: laI
inflections: allied, allies, allying
definition 1: to unite or connect in a formal alliance (usu. fol. by to or with).
In World War II, England allied itself with the United States.
synonyms:
confederate, federate, unite
similar words:
affiliate, align, associate, band, connect, join
definition 2: to associate by some common factor, such as mutual interest or similarity.
In her historical analysis, she closely allied politics and economics.
synonyms:
associate, connect, join, link
antonyms:
split
similar words:
affiliate, align, band, equate, mate, relate, unite
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: laI
definition: to take part in an alliance.
England, France, and the United States allied against Germany in World War II.
synonyms:
confederate, join, league, unite
similar words:
affiliate, align, associate, band, combine, participate, unionize
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: laI [or] ae laI
inflections: allies
definition 1: one that is part of an alliance.
The Soviet Union and the United States were allies during the second world war.
synonyms:
confederate, partner
similar words:
affiliate, participant, party
definition 2: one who cooperates with or is a friend of another.
As a foreigner, the new queen had few allies in her husband's court.He needed some allies in government in order to bring about the reforms that he wished to achieve.
synonyms:
associate, comrade, fellow, friend, mate, partner
antonyms:
adversary, antagonist, enemy, opponent, rival
similar words:
affiliate, buddy, colleague, companion, coworker, teammate
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