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noun     ally pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war

    the United States and its European allies

    1. a.

      the Allies

      [plural] the countries that united to fight against Germany in the First and Second World Wars, or against Iraq in the Gulf War
  2. 2
    [countable] someone who is ready to help you, especially against someone else who is causing problems for you

    If you’re going to succeed in this job you will need allies.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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