Definition of Ally in English :

Define Ally in English

Ally meaning in English

Meaning of Ally in English

Pronunciation of Ally in English

Ally pronunciation in English

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1. ally

a friendly nation

2. ally, friend

an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

Example Sentences:
'he's a good ally in fight'


3. ally

become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage

Example Sentences:
'He allied himself with the Communists'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (əˈlaɪ ) -lies, -lying or -lied (usually foll by to or with)
to unite or be united, esp formally, as by treaty, confederation, or marriage
2. (tr; usually passive)
to connect or be related, as through being similar or compatible
noun (ˈælaɪ , əˈlaɪ ) plural -lies
a country, person, or group allied with another
a plant, animal, substance, etc, closely related to another in characteristics or form

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verb transitiveWord forms: alˈlied or alˈlying
to unite or associate for a specific purpose, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, or companies by agreement
generally used reflexively or in the passive
to relate by similarity of structure, certain qualities, etc.
usually in the passive
the onion is allied to the lily
verb intransitive
to become allied
nounWord forms: plural ˈallies
a country, person, or group joined with another or others for a common purpose
see also Allies
a plant, animal, or thing closely related in structure, etc. to another
an associate; helper; auxiliary

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v. al·lied, al·ly·ing, al·lies
1. To place in a friendly association, as by treaty: Italy allied itself with Germany during World War II.
2. To unite or connect in a personal relationship, as in friendship or marriage.
To enter into an alliance: Several tribes allied to fend off the invaders.
n. (ălī, ə-lī)pl. al·lies
1. One that is allied with another, especially by treaty: entered the war as an ally of France.
a. One in helpful association with another: legislators who are allies on most issues. See Synonyms at partner.
b. An animal that cooperates with another animal of the same species in an alliance.
3. Allies
a. The nations allied against the Central Powers of Europe during World War I. They were Russia, France, Great Britain, and later many others, including the United States.
b. The nations, primarily Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States, allied against the Axis during World War II.

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