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al·ly

 (ə-lī′, ăl′ī)
v. al·lied, al·ly·ing, al·lies
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To enter into an alliance: Several tribes allied to fend off the invaders.
n. (ăl′ī, ə-lī′)pl. al·lies
1. One that is allied with another, especially by treaty: entered the war as an ally of France.
2.
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.

[Middle English allien, from Old French alier, from Latin alligāre, to bind to; see alloy.]

ally

vb, -lies, -lying or -lied
1. 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
n, pl -lies
3. a country, person, or group allied with another
4. (Biology) a plant, animal, substance, etc, closely related to another in characteristics or form
[C14: from Old French alier to join, from Latin alligāre to bind to, from ligāre to bind]

al•ly

(n. ˈæl aɪ, əˈlaɪ; v. əˈlaɪ)

n., pl. -lies, n.
1. a nation, group, or person that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose: Canada and the United States were allies in World War II.
2. a plant, animal, or other organism bearing a close taxonomic relationship to another.
3. a person who associates or cooperates with another; supporter.
v.t.
4. to unite formally, as by treaty, league, or marriage (usu. fol. by with or to): Russia allied itself to France.
5. to associate or connect by some mutual relationship.
v.i.
6. to enter into an alliance; unite.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French al(l)ier, aillaier, Old French alier < Latin alligāre to bind to. See alloy]
al•li′a•ble, adj.

-ally

an adverbial suffix attached to certain adjectives ending in -ic: terrifically.

ally


Past participle: allied
Gerund: allying

Imperative
ally
ally
Present
I ally
you ally
he/she/it allies
we ally
you ally
they ally
Preterite
I allied
you allied
he/she/it allied
we allied
you allied
they allied
Present Continuous
I am allying
you are allying
he/she/it is allying
we are allying
you are allying
they are allying
Present Perfect
I have allied
you have allied
he/she/it has allied
we have allied
you have allied
they have allied
Past Continuous
I was allying
you were allying
he/she/it was allying
we were allying
you were allying
they were allying
Past Perfect
I had allied
you had allied
he/she/it had allied
we had allied
you had allied
they had allied
Future
I will ally
you will ally
he/she/it will ally
we will ally
you will ally
they will ally
Future Perfect
I will have allied
you will have allied
he/she/it will have allied
we will have allied
you will have allied
they will have allied
Future Continuous
I will be allying
you will be allying
he/she/it will be allying
we will be allying
you will be allying
they will be allying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been allying
you have been allying
he/she/it has been allying
we have been allying
you have been allying
they have been allying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been allying
you will have been allying
he/she/it will have been allying
we will have been allying
you will have been allying
they will have been allying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been allying
you had been allying
he/she/it had been allying
we had been allying
you had been allying
they had been allying
Conditional
I would ally
you would ally
he/she/it would ally
we would ally
you would ally
they would ally
Past Conditional
I would have allied
you would have allied
he/she/it would have allied
we would have allied
you would have allied
they would have allied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ally - a friendly nationally - a friendly nation      
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
2.ally - an associate who provides cooperation or assistanceally - an associate who provides cooperation or assistance; "he's a good ally in fight"
associate - a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor; "he had to consult his associate before continuing"
blood brother - a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother
Verb1.ally - become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriageally - become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He allied himself with the Communists"
misally - make a bad alliance; ally inappropriately; "The two countries are misallied"
affiliate, assort, consort, associate - keep company with; hang out with; "He associates with strange people"; "She affiliates with her colleagues"

ally

noun
1. partner, friend, colleague, associate, mate, accessory, comrade, helper, collaborator, accomplice, confederate, co-worker, main man (slang, chiefly U.S.), bedfellow, cobber (Austral. or old-fashioned N.Z. informal), coadjutor, abettor He is a close ally of the Prime Minister.
partner rival, enemy, opponent, competitor, foe, adversary, antagonist
ally yourself with something or someone unite with, join, associate with, connect, unify, league, affiliate with, collaborate with, join forces with, confederate, band together with, join battle with He will have to ally himself with the new movement.

ally

verb
1. To be formally associated, as by treaty:
2. To unite or be united in a relationship:
noun
1. One nation associated with another in a common cause:
2. One who is united in a relationship with another:
Translations
حَلِيفيُحَالِف، يُصَاهِر
spojenecspojit se
alliereallieretforbundsfælleforene
aliadoaliarse (con)
liittolainen
saveznik
szövetkezik
bandamaîur; bandalagsaîilisameina, tengja
同盟国
동맹국
drauge sugiminingassąjungasąjungininkassąjungininkų
apvienotiesnoslēgt savienībusabiedrotais
spojenec
zaveznik
allierad
สัมพันธมิตร
müttefikdostgüç birliği yapmakittifak etmek
đồng minh

ally

[ˈælaɪ]
A. Naliado/a m/f
the Allieslos Aliados
B. [əˈlaɪ] VT to ally o.s. withaliarse con, hacer alianza con

ally

[ˈælaɪ]
n
[country] → allié m
the Allies → les Alliés
(= friend, supporter) → allié(e) m/f
[əˈlaɪ] vt
to ally o.s. with → s'allier avec

ally

nVerbündete(r) mf, → Bundesgenosse m/-genossin f; (Hist) → Alliierte(r) m
vtverbinden (with, to mit); (for attack, defence etc) → verbünden, alliieren (with, to mit); to ally oneself with or to somebodysich mit jdm zusammentun/verbünden or alliieren

ally

[n ˈælaɪ; vb əˈlaɪ]
1. nalleato/a
2. vt to ally o.s. withallearsi con

ally

(əˈlai) verb
to join by political agreement, marriage, friendship etc. Small countries must ally themselves with larger countries in order to survive.
(ˈӕlai) noun
a state, person etc allied with another. The two countries were allies at that time.
alˈliance noun
the alliance between Britain and France; The three countries entered into an alliance.
ˈallied (ˈӕ-) adjective
1. joined by political agreement or treaty. The allied forces entered the country.
2. (with with) together with; joined to. Her beauty allied with her intelligence made her a successful model.
3. (with to) related to; resembling. The ape is closely allied to man.

ally

حَلِيف spojenec allieret Verbündeter σύμμαχος aliado liittolainen allié saveznik alleato 同盟国 동맹국 bondgenoot alliert sojusznik aliado союзник allierad สัมพันธมิตร müttefik đồng minh 同盟国
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Montcalm lingered long and melancholy on the strand where he had been left by his companion, brooding deeply on the temper which his ungovernable ally had just discovered.
Carr did not disguise his annoyance at the loss of his young disciple and firm ally.
I knew at this hour, I think, as well as I knew later, what I was capable of meeting to shelter my pupils; but it took me some time to be wholly sure of what my honest ally was prepared for to keep terms with so compromising a contract.
Nobody could tell you how to find any place in the kingdom, for nobody ever went intentionally to any place, but only struck it by accident in his wanderings, and then gener- ally left it without thinking to inquire what its name was.