Thesaurus

ally

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of ally

(Entry 1 of 2)

someone associated with another to give assistance or moral support
  • in trying to convince his parents to send him to soccer camp, the youngster had a strong ally in his coach

Synonyms for ally

Words Related to ally

Near Antonyms for ally

ally

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of ally (Entry 2 of 2)

to form or enter into an association that furthers the interests of its members
  • the area's small grape growers have allied and formed a cooperative that will help them get the best prices

Synonyms for ally

Words Related to ally

Phrases Synonymous with ally

Near Antonyms for ally

Antonyms for ally

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ally

Time Traveler for ally

Time Traveler

The first known use of ally was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Ally.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ally. Accessed 6 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on ally

Dictionary: Definition of ally

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with ally

Spanish Central: Translation of ally

Nglish: Translation of ally for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of ally for Arabic Speakers

Comments on ally

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

WORD OF THE DAY

very cautious or careful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

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!