al·lied | \ə-ˈlīd, ˈa-ˌlīd \

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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Synonyms & Antonyms for allied


affiliated, akin, kindred, related



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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

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In the lower Chamber of Deputies, candidates of Morena or allied parties were leading in 220 of 300 seats contested in Sunday’s elections, according to a count Monday by Milenio, the Mexican news outlet, with about 85% of the votes in. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Big gains in Congress, governorships for Mexico's president-elect," 3 July 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to back down in a clash over migration policy with an allied party, heightening the risk of a political crisis that could threaten her 13-year hold on power. Arne Delfs,, "Merkel Courts Government Crisis in Refugee Clash With Allies," 14 June 2018 Britain has evolved from an empire of colonies to membership in a Commonwealth of allied governments. Autumn Brewington,, "5 myths about the British royals," 14 May 2018 Bush was honored along with Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, the NATO supreme allied commander; Starbucks Corp. Chairman Howard Schultz and the Grammy-winning singer Gloria Estefan at the 2018 Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards dinner. Daniel Flatley,, "Bush Cautions Against Isolationism and Praises Humanitarian Work," 11 May 2018 But the American and other allied troops who helped crush IS are quietly heading home, and their generals are packing away their counter-insurgency field manuals. The Economist, "Jihadists are trying to take over the Sahel," 12 July 2018 Iran is a major backer of President Bashar Assad, and its military advisers and allied militias such as Lebanon's Hezbollah, have been fighting alongside his troops. Sarah El Deeb, Fox News, "Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwest," 22 June 2018 On June 6, 1944, world history took a turn when American and allied armies landed in France to begin pushing the Nazis out of western Europe. Doug Maccash,, "Honor D-Day at the National WWII Museum, Wednesday (June 6)," 5 June 2018 The talks Sunday are expected to involve officials from the Pentagon and the U.N. Command, which commanded U.S.-led allied forces during the war and is involved in maintaining the armistice that ended the fighting in 1953. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "Trump tweets 'very nice note' from North Korea's Kim Jong Un," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of allied

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of allied

: joined in a relationship in which people, groups, countries etc., agree to work together

Allied : of or relating to the nations that fought together against Germany in World War I and World War II

: related or connected


al·lied | \ə-ˈlīd, 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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