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

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms & Antonyms for allied

Synonyms

affiliated, akin, kindred, related

Antonyms

unrelated

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

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

Iran believed that the Obama administration saw it as a valuable Shiite counterweight to Israel and the traditionally American-allied Sunni monarchies in the Gulf region. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "U.S. Holds All the Cards in the Showdown with Iran," 20 June 2019 The outrage has shaken Jordan’s self-image as a bastion of tolerance in a turbulent region and reflects a cultural gap between the country’s Western-allied ruling elite and deeply conservative Muslim public. Fox News, "Netflix's first Arabic original sparks backlash on home turf," 19 June 2019 Mysterious attacks also have targeted oil tankers as Iranian-allied Houthi rebels launched bomb-laden drones into Saudi Arabia. Jon Gambrell, Twin Cities, "Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone," 19 June 2019 The outrage has shaken Jordan’s self-image as a bastion of tolerance in a turbulent region and reflects a cultural gap between the country’s Western-allied ruling elite and deeply conservative Muslim public. Washington Post, "Netflix’s first Arabic original sparks backlash on home turf," 19 June 2019 The Houthi rebels in Yemen, an Iranian-allied force, have stepped up drone and missile attacks on Saudi infrastructure, including airports and oil pipelines. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, "Iran to Breach Limits of Nuclear Pact, as U.S. to Send More Troops to Mideast," 17 June 2019 In the months leading up to the Normandy invasion, targets up and down the French coastline were bombed and strafed by allied airpower. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch U.S. Army Rangers Scale The Same Cliff Their Forebears Did on D-Day," 6 June 2019 The 18 men from Company H were among 2,501 Americans killed that day - 381 just from the 116th - along with 1,913 British, Canadian and other allied soldiers and sailors, according to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. oregonlive.com, "D-Day survivor: ‘Why were they killed and I wasn’t? Why?'," 5 June 2019 Kammenos harshly criticized the remaining two allied lawmakers, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Deputy Agriculture Minister Vassilis Kokkalis, who are both on trips abroad. Demetris Nellas, The Seattle Times, "Greek PM Tsipras faces confidence vote after minister quits," 13 Jan. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'allied.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of allied

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about allied

Dictionary Entries near allied

allice shad

alliciency

allicin

allied

Allier

allies

alligator

Statistics for allied

Last Updated

23 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for allied

The first known use of allied was circa 1518

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for allied

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on allied

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with allied

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for allied

Nglish: Translation of allied for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of allied for Arabic Speakers

Comments on allied

What made you want to look up allied? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take the place or position of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!