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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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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Graffiti vandalism has started occurring at the cemetery in the lead up to the 75th anniversary of allied forces landing in the Netherlands to liberate the area from Nazi control during WWII, the BBC reported. Fox News, "Vandals spray paint swastika, deface graves of fallen WWII soldiers in Netherlands," 14 Sep. 2019 Introduced last season as the newest threats to take on and take down our post-apocalyptic heroes, the Whisperers punctuated that threat by leaving 10 allied heads on pikes to mark their territory and the border that should not be crossed. Dalton Ross,, "Creepy new The Walking Dead promo promises 'end of the world'," 12 Sep. 2019 The Lacandon had been trading with but also attacking and raiding Spanish-allied Maya towns for decades, and perhaps the leader had had enough. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "In search of the ‘white Jaguar’: Archaeologists travel deep into the jungle to find a lost Maya city," 5 Sep. 2019 According to an analysis by the Centre for the Study of War, State and Society at the University of Exeter, approximately 410,000 German civilians were killed by allied air raids and 50% of inner-city buildings obliterated. C.g. | Berlin And Kaliningrad, The Economist, "Commemorating the devastation of Königsberg," 29 Aug. 2019 Xiaomi’s post says other smartphone manufacturers can apply to join the presently allied trio. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo collaborate on AirDrop-style file transfer," 19 Aug. 2019 Trump’s intervention was an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home. Isabel Kershner,, "Israel denies entry to two congresswomen after Trump’s call to block them," 15 Aug. 2019 The allied infantry, in particular the British, showed determined resilience in facing the French onslaught. National Geographic, "Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo—here’s what went wrong," 15 Aug. 2019 Budget Buster Oil prices are below levels many OPEC and allied nations need to balance their budgets. Christopher Alessi, WSJ, "OPEC Production Falls as Saudis Slash Output," 17 Jan. 2019

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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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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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