allied

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adjective 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; specificallycapitalized :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
3 a :related especially by common properties or qualities
  • heraldry and allied subjects
b :related genetically

Examples of allied in a Sentence

  1. people with foreign language fluency and an allied skill such as the ability to relate to people from different cultures

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First Known Use of allied

circa 1518


ALLIED Defined for English Language Learners

allied

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Definition of allied for English Language Learners

  • : 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


ALLIED Defined for Kids

allied

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adjective al·lied \ ə-ˈlīd , ˈa-ˌlīd \

Definition of allied for Students

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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