allied

adjective
al·​lied | \ ə-ˈlīd How to pronounce allied (audio) , ˈa-ˌlīd How to pronounce allied (audio) \

Definition of allied

1 : having or being in close association : connected two families allied by marriage
2 : joined in alliance by compact or treaty specifically, capitalized : of or relating to the nations united against Germany and its allies in World War I or those united against the Axis powers in World War II
3a : related especially by common properties or qualities heraldry and allied subjects
b : related genetically

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Examples of allied in a Sentence

people with foreign language fluency and an allied skill such as the ability to relate to people from different cultures
Recent Examples on the Web Shay then took part in a commemoration at the American Cemetery later in the day in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overseeing Omaha Beach, in the presence of officials from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany and other allied countries. Sylvie Corbet, Anchorage Daily News, 6 June 2021 Shay then took part in a commemoration at the American Cemetery later in the day in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overseeing Omaha Beach, in the presence of officials from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany and other allied countries. Sylvie Corbet, USA TODAY, 6 June 2021 Shay then took part in a commemoration at the American Cemetery later in the day in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overseeing Omaha Beach, in the presence of officials from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, and other allied countries. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 His approval rating has hit all-time lows and cost him support among allied parties in Congress. Shasta Darlington, CNN, 31 Mar. 2021 The Russian character, Kolchak, is based on my experiences with Russians as the supreme allied commander of NATO. Wired Staff, Wired, 2 Mar. 2021 Adrian Hall is a senior in general and allied health sciences at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2021 But his American employer Mark Frerichs had been kidnapped, reportedly by the Taliban or its allied forces. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 15 Apr. 2021 Huawei’s sales of telecommunications equipment in overseas markets also have suffered from a years-long U.S. campaign to persuade allied nations to abandon the gear over security concerns. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of allied

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of allied was circa 1518

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13 Jun 2021

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“Allied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allied. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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allied

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of allied

: joined in a relationship in which people, groups, countries etc., agree to work together
: of or relating to the nations that fought together against Germany in World War I and World War II
somewhat formal : related or connected

allied

adjective
al·​lied | \ ə-ˈlīd How to pronounce allied (audio) , ˈa-ˌlīd \

Kids Definition of allied

1 : being connected or related in some way chemistry and allied subjects
2 : joined in a relationship in which people, groups, or countries work together allied nations

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