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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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 Leaders and commentators in allied countries were largely stunned by Trump’s declaration earlier in the week that the election was being stolen from him. Los Angeles Times, "The world reacts as Joe Biden becomes U.S. president-elect," 7 Nov. 2020 Leaders and commentators in allied countries were stunned by the Trump declaration. Trudy Rubin, Star Tribune, "How the world views the U.S. election: Not pretty," 5 Nov. 2020 Biden’s campaign has still taken in millions from big donors, some of whom have given amounts in the multiple millions to his allied super PAC, Priorities USA. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "The Democrats Aren’t Serious About Campaign Finance Reform," 16 Oct. 2020 San Jacinto College’s various degrees can help students start a career in the allied health industry. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Allied health professions in high demand," 15 Oct. 2020 In pushing for the firing of Viktor Shokin, Biden was acting in concert with official U.S. foreign policy and other allied nations that viewed Shokin as corrupt. Nour Al Ali,, "Biden Campaign Denies Meeting With Burisma Official for Son," 14 Oct. 2020 And its allied militias are rocketing the United States Embassy in Baghdad so often that the Americans have threatened to close it. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, "For Trump, Defying Mideast Truisms Produced Breakthroughs and Backfires," 11 Oct. 2020 The lawsuit was opposed by the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, the state Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, the NAACP’s Pennsylvania office and other allied groups. Marc Levy, USA TODAY, "Judge throws out Trump campaign lawsuit over Pennsylvania poll-watching law and mail-in ballots," 10 Oct. 2020 Pew surveys of more than a dozen countries published in September and October found that the public in allied countries — not individual leaders — rated Chinese President Xi more favorably than President Trump. Washington Post, "During debate, Harris raised Trump’s low global rating compared with China’s Xi. Here’s what polls show.," 8 Oct. 2020

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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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“Allied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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


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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