• enPR: ăl'ī, IPA: /ˈæl.aɪ/ (noun)
  • enPR: əlī', IPA: /əˈlaɪ/ (verb)


  1. (transitive) To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy
    • Alexander Pope:
      O chief! in blood, and now in arms allied.
  2. (transitive) To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.
    • Edmund Spenser:
      These three did love each other dearly well, And with so firm affection were allied.
    • Alexander Pope:
      The virtue nearest to our vice allied.
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

ally (plural allies)

  1. One united to another by treaty or league; — usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 14, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  2. Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.
    • Science, instead of being the enemy of religion, becomes its ally.
  3. Anything akin to something else by structure, etc.
  4. (taxonomy) A closely related species, usually within the same family.
    Gruiformes — cranes and allies
  5. (specifically) C en A person who is not a member of the LGBT+ community but is supportive of it.
  6. (obsolete) A relative; a kinsman.
    • 1597, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Act III, Scene 1:
      This gentleman, the prince's near ally / My very friend, hath got his mortal hurt / In my behalf
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: aliado
  • Russian: сою́зник
Pronunciation Noun

ally (plural allies)

  1. Alternative form of alley (a glass marble or taw)

Proper noun
  1. A female given name
  2. A male given name
    Ally Love
    • 1880, Alfred Tennyson, To Alfred Tennyson, My Grandson:
      Golden-hair'd Ally whose name is one with mine,
      Crazy with laughter and babble and earth's new wine

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