: having or being in close association : connected
two families allied by marriage
: joined in alliance by compact or treaty
specifically, Allied : 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
: related especially by common properties or qualities
heraldry and allied subjects
: related genetically

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 They have been victimized twice, once during the conflict that pitted Ethiopia’s military and allied soldiers from Eritrea against Tigrayan rebels, and a second time by their own communities, even after a cease-fire a year ago quieted the hostilities. Katharine Houreld, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2023 During the war, both Allied and Axis powers invested heavily in wartime technology. Ashraya Gupta, Scientific American, 14 Sep. 2023 The California Business Roundtable and allied organizations have qualified an initiative for the November 2024 ballot that would, among other things, raise the voting threshold to increase local and state taxes. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plans to make a rare trip to Russia this month for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on supplying Russia with more weapons for its war in Ukraine, The New York Times reported Monday, citing American and allied officials. Harold Maass, The Week, 5 Sep. 2023 Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, plans to travel to Russia this month to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin to discuss the possibility of supplying Russia with more weaponry for its war in Ukraine and other military cooperation, according to American and allied officials. Julian E. Barnes, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Israeli officials estimate that Hamas militants and an allied group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, hold 239 hostages, including children and elderly people, after the release of four women. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 Their allied super PACs have run ads in early primary states alleging the other side is soft on Beijing. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 9 Nov. 2023 And despite the decision of Scott's allied super PAC to pull the plug on its fall TV ad spending, citing a lack of focus from the electorate for an alternative to the Trump legacy, Scott's staff said the campaign is fully funded until the South Carolina primary in February. Allison Novelo, CBS News, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1518, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of allied was circa 1518

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“Allied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: being related or connected in some way
chemistry and allied subjects
: joined in alliance
allied nations
capitalized : of or relating to the nations united against Germany and its allies in World War I or World War II

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