Definition of alliance
- nations in close alliance
- a closer alliance between government and industry
- the alliance of Western nations
- an alliance of industry and academia
We need to form a closer alliance between government and industry.
strengthen the alliance of western nations
There has been a pattern of shifting alliances in the political world.
The article condemns what some say is an unholy alliance between government and media.
one nation working in alliance with another
There is disagreement within the alliance about how to deal with this problem.
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: a union between people, groups, countries, etc. : a relationship in which people agree to work together
: the state of being joined in some activity or effort : the state of being allied
: a group of people, countries, etc., that are joined together in some activity or effort
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