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 The Code Talkers were credited with helping the allied forces win the war and have been seen as heroes ever since. Arlyssa D. Becenti, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2022 And the total number committed so far — 16 from the United States, and a smaller number of similar systems from allied countries — is far less than what Ukraine and outside military experts say is needed to attain battlefield parity. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Ernst’s legislation would circumvent this standard practice and allow the U.S. to train Ukrainians in non-combative locations in allied nations. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 1 July 2022 Ratification in allied parliaments is likely to take up to a year, but once it is done, Finland and Sweden will be covered by NATO’s Article 5 collective defense clause, putting them under the United States’ protective nuclear umbrella. Sabine Siebold And Robin Emmott, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 June 2022 The commission would have the following responsibilities: Support efforts to organize, educate and mobilize the LGBTQIA+ community through coalition building and coordination with allied individuals, groups and organizations. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 22 June 2022 European and other allied countries have taken in millions of refugees displaced in the conflict in which Russia has been accused of war crimes against civilians. Fox News, 10 June 2022 By comparison, Bass and an allied group have spent under $2 million combined. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 2 June 2022 In Chicago, the healthcare worker shortage is particularly dire, prompting Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker to increase allocation within the state budget to preserve and grow the city and state’s allied health fields. Imentor, Forbes, 1 June 2022 See More

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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 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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