Definition of allied in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlīd/
Pronunciation: /ˈalˌīd/


1Joined by or relating to members of an alliance: allied territories the allied fleet
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  • He uses them as an opportunity to effectively endorse propaganda techniques against allied nations.
  • What do the allied coalition members plan to do in terms of changing their strategy?
  • It is hard now to deny that the allied intervention saved Afghan lives.
federated, confederated, associated, in alliance, in league, in partnership;
unified, united, integrated
1.1 (usually Allied) Relating to the US and its allies in World War I and World War II and after: the liberation of Paris by Allied troops
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  • In December 1943, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named Supreme Allied Commander.
  • The start of the Allied attack on Rommel was code-named ‘Operation Lightfoot’.
  • In World War II they served as a major Allied base.
1.2 (allied to/with) In combination or working together with: skilled craftsmanship allied to advanced technology
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  • He was allied with Clinton in the whole Monica Lewinsky controversy, a key Democrat in Washington.
  • At all levels, cunning teachers allied with overbearing students.
  • It was even more interesting now; the lentils had allied with the onions and were battling the celery.
1.3Connected or related: members of the medical and allied professions
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  • On the one hand it is good for the manufacturing industry and other allied industries like advertising and marketing.
  • In the 20th century, aircraft and motor vehicles came to the fore along with numerous allied industries.
  • Unlike medicine and allied professions, psychotherapy has established itself primarily outside the state sector.
associated, related, connected, interconnected, linked;
similar, like, comparable, equivalent

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Syllabification: al·lied

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