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English noun: ally

1. ally (group) a friendly nation

Broader (hypernym)body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state

Member meronymalignment, alinement, alliance, coalition

2. ally (person) an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

SamplesHe's a good ally in fight.


Broader (hypernym)associate

Narrower (hyponym)blood brother

Antonymsfoe, enemy

English verb: ally

1. ally (social) become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage

SamplesHe allied himself with the Communists.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)affiliate, associate, assort, consort

Narrower (hyponym)misally

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