allied

[[t]æ̱laɪd, AM əla͟ɪd[/t]]
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1) ADJ: ADJ n Allied forces or troops are armies from different countries who are fighting on the same side in a war.

...the approaching Allied forces...

They're backed by allied warplanes and tanks.

2) ADJ: ADJ n, v-link ADJ to n Allied countries, troops, or political parties are united by a political or military agreement.

...forces from three allied nations.

...a think-tank allied to the right wing of the Democratic Party.

3) ADJ: v-link ADJ to/with n, ADJ n If one thing or group is allied to another, it is related to it because the two things have particular qualities or characteristics in common.

...lectures on subjects allied to health, beauty and fitness...

Only now have doctors, and allied medical professionals, come to appreciate this.

Syn:
4) ADJ: v-link ADJ to/with n Something that is allied to another thing occurs with the other thing. [FORMAL]

He possessed a raw energy allied to a feeling of something special.

...a disastrous rise in interest rates allied with a stock market slump.

Syn:
coupled

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  • allied — [ə līd′; ] also, esp. for 3 [, al′īd΄] adj. [see ALLY] 1. united by kinship, treaty, agreement, etc. 2. closely related [Danish and Swedish are allied languages] 3. [A ] of the Allies SYN. RELATED …   English World dictionary

  • Allied — Al*lied , a. United; joined; leagued; akin; related. See {Ally}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allied — I adjective affiliated, affinitive, akin, associated, bonded, confederate, connected, federate, kindred, leagued, related II index affiliated, akin (germane), analogous …   Law dictionary

  • allied to — index pendent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • allied — (adj.) c.1300, pp. adjective from ALLY (Cf. ally) (v.). Originally of kindred; in reference to a league or formal treaty, it is first recorded late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • allied — [adj] friendly; united affiliated, agnate, akin, amalgamated, associated, bound, cognate, combined, confederate, connate, connected, incident, in league, joined, joint, kindred, linked, married, related, unified, wed; concepts 555,563 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • allied — al|lied [ˈælaıd, əˈlaıd] adj 1.) usually Allied [only before noun] belonging or relating to the countries that fought with Britain, the US etc in the First or Second World War ▪ an Allied bombing raid ▪ Allied forces 2.) (be) allied to/with sth… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • allied — adjective 1 Allied belonging to or connected with the countries that fought together against Germany in the First or Second World War, or against Iraq in the Gulf War: an Allied bombing raid | the Allied forces 2 allied… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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