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verb [intransitive/transitive]     ally pronunciation in British English
/əˈlaɪ/    ally pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleallying
past tenseallied
past participleallied
  1. 1
    if a country allies itself with another country, it makes an agreement with it that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war

    countries that have allied themselves with the West

  2. 2
    if you ally yourself with someone, you work together to help each other

    We should ally ourselves with companies that complement our strengths.

  3. 3
    if you ally yourself with something such as a belief or an organization, you show your strong support for it


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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