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alliance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of alliance

  1. 1 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples <the smaller countries signed an alliance pledging to protect one another against the belligerent behemoth in their midst> Synonyms accord, treaty, compact, convention, covenant, pactRelated Words entente, entente cordiale; bargain, bond, charter, concord, contract, deal, settlement, understanding; projet

  2. 2 an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection <an alliance between the French and the Algonquians to check Iroquois advances into their territory> Synonyms confederacy, axis, bloc, block, coalition, combination, combine, confederation, federation, league, unionRelated Words cabal, conspiracy, junto; cartel, syndicate, trust; faction, front, fusion, side, wing; association, group, organization; affiliation, cooperative, partnership; circuit, conference

  3. 3 the state of having shared interests or efforts (as in social or business matters) <in alliance with booksellers, the nation's schools are promoting National Reading Month> Synonyms affiliation, association, collaboration, confederation, connection, cooperation, hookup, liaison, linkup, partnership, relation, relationship, tie-up, unionRelated Words business, dealings, interaction; exchange, interconnection, interrelation, mutualism, reciprocity, symbiosis; incorporation, integration, merger, unification; affinity, attachment, closeness, intimacy, rapport, sympathy; kinship, oneness, solidarity, togetherness, unity; colleagueship, companionship, company, fellowship; bed, cahoots, leagueNear Antonyms breakup, dissolution, disunion; division, parting, separation, severance, split; alienation, divorce, estrangementAntonyms disaffiliation, dissociation





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