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Noun: ally  'a,lI
  1. A friendly nation
     
  2. An associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    "he's a good ally in fight";
    - friend
Verb: ally  'a,lI
  1. Become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage
    "He allied himself with the Communists"

Derived forms: allied, allies, allying

Type of: affiliate, associate, assort, body politic, commonwealth, consort, country, land, nation, res publica, state

Part of: alignment, alinement, alliance, coalition

Encyclopedia: Ally, Haute-Loire