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Ally vs. Alliance — What's the Difference?

Ally vs. Alliance — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ally and Alliance

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Ally

To place in a friendly association, as by treaty
Italy allied itself with Germany during World War II.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

An alliance is a relationship among people, groups, or states that have joined together for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out among them. Members of an alliance are called allies.
May 01, 2022

Ally

To unite or connect in a personal relationship, as in friendship or marriage.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes
An alliance of labor unions opposing the bill.
May 01, 2022

Ally

To enter into an alliance
Several tribes allied to fend off the invaders.
May 01, 2022
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Alliance

A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.
May 01, 2022

Ally

One that is allied with another, especially by treaty
Entered the war as an ally of France.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

A connection based on kinship, marriage, or common interest; a bond or tie
The shifting alliances within a large family.
May 01, 2022

Ally

One in helpful association with another
Legislators who are allies on most issues.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

A long-term association of two or more animals of the same species, in which members cooperate for a purpose such as gaining access to mates or defending territory.
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Ally

An animal that cooperates with another animal of the same species in an alliance.
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Alliance

Close similarity in nature or type; affinity
The ancient alliance between mathematics and music.
May 01, 2022

Ally

The nations allied against the Central Powers of Europe during World War I. They were Russia, France, Great Britain, and later many others, including the United States.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

The act of becoming allied or the condition of being allied
The church, acting in alliance with community groups.
May 01, 2022

Ally

The nations, primarily Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States, allied against the Axis during World War II.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

(uncountable) The state of being allied.
Matrimonial alliances
An alliance between church and state, or between two countries
May 01, 2022

Ally

(transitive)
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Alliance

(countable) The act of allying or uniting.
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Ally

To unite or form a connection between (people or things), as between families by marriage, or between states by confederacy, league, or treaty.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

(countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
May 01, 2022

Ally

Chiefly followed by to or with: to connect or form a relation to (someone or something) by similarity in features or nature.
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Alliance

(countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
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Ally

(reflexive) To join or unite (oneself or itself) against, with, etc., someone or something else.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

(with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
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Ally

(intransitive) Chiefly followed by with: to enter into an alliance or unite for a common aim.
Make common cause
May 01, 2022

Alliance

(India) Marriage.
May 01, 2022

Ally

A person who co-operates with or helps another; an associate; a friend.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

(obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.
May 01, 2022

Ally

A person who, or organization which, supports a demographic group subject to discrimination and/or misrepresentation but is not a member of the group; specifically (LGBT), a person who is not a member of the LGBT+ community but is supportive of it.
I’m glad you want to be a better ally to the disabled.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.
May 01, 2022

Ally

A person, group, state, etc., which is associated or united by treaty with another for a common (especially military or political) purpose; a confederate.
The two countries were allies in World War I.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
The alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel.
The alliance . . . between logic and metaphysics.
May 01, 2022

Ally

Something regarded as connected with or related to another thing by similarity in features or nature.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

The persons or parties allied.
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Ally

(taxonomy) An organism which is related to another organism through common evolutionary origin; specifically, a species which is closely related to another species, usually within the same family.
The order of Gruiformes includes cranes and their allies.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

To connect by alliance; to ally.
May 01, 2022

Ally

(figuratively) A person, group, concept, etc., which is associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary; a supporter.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

The state of being allied or confederated
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Ally

A kinsman or kinswoman; a relative.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

A connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest;
The shifting alliances within a large family
Their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them
May 01, 2022

Ally

One's relatives; kin, kindred, relations; also, relationship through descent or marriage; kinship.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
May 01, 2022

Ally

People, groups, states, etc., which are associated or united with each other for a common purpose; confederates; also, the state of being allied; alliance, confederation.
May 01, 2022

Alliance

A formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
May 01, 2022

Ally

Alternative spelling of alley
May 01, 2022

Alliance

The act of forming an alliance or confederation
May 01, 2022

Ally

To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy; - often followed by to or with.
O chief! in blood, and now in arms allied.
May 01, 2022

Ally

To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.
These three did love each other dearly well,And with so firm affection were allied.
The virtue nearest to our vice allied.
May 01, 2022

Ally

A relative; a kinsman.
May 01, 2022

Ally

One united to another by treaty or league; - usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.
The English soldiers and their French allies.
May 01, 2022

Ally

Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.
Science, instead of being the enemy of religion, becomes its ally.
May 01, 2022

Ally

Anything akin to another by structure, etc.
May 01, 2022

Ally

See Alley, a marble or taw.
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Ally

A friendly nation
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Ally

An associate who provides assistance;
He's a good ally in fight
They were friends of the workers
May 01, 2022

Ally

Become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage;
He allied himself with the Communists
May 01, 2022

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