Definition of alliance
1a : the state of being allied : the action of allying nations in close allianceb : a bond or connection between families, states, parties, or individuals a closer alliance between government and industry
2 : an association to further the common interests of the members; specifically : a confederation of nations by treaty the alliance of Western nations
3 : union by relationship in qualities : affinity an alliance of industry and academia
4 : a treaty of alliance
Examples of alliance in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of alliance from the Web
In a 2000 report, the alliance stated that the average cost of an accident — before deductibles — was more than $1,800.
Term limits would be an effective tool against career politicians and, hopefully, preventing majorities and alliances forming.
The issue of North Korea will be on the front burner at the G20 meeting in Germany this week, but the new Russia-China alliance puts the U.S. in a box and divides the Security Council on next steps to rein in the rogue regime.
In the event of a CMA referral, Fox would face the near-term risk that the Conservative Party’s minority government, built on an alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party, becomes unmanageable -- which could prompt a fresh general election.
Indeed, with just 13 episodes left, everything is possible—alliance, demise or coronation.
Having finally obtained a fleet of ships via her alliance with Yara Greyjoy, Daenerys was last seen sailing for Westeros to take back her throne with fire and blood.
While Mitsubishi’s recent absorption into the automaking Borg that is the Renault-Nissan alliance will doubtless add engineering expertise, what the brand really needs is an infusion of character.
Australians have long valued our security alliance with the U.S., a relationship that dates back to World War II.
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Definition of Alliance
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ALLIANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alliance for English Language Learners
: 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
ALLIANCE Defined for Kids
Definition of alliance for Students
1 : a relationship in which people, groups, or countries agree to work together The oil company and the environmental group formed an unusual alliance.
2 : an association of people, groups, or nations working together for a specific purpose the Alliance for Arts Education
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