Definition of allied in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈalʌɪd//əˈlʌɪd/


  • 1Joined by or relating to members of an alliance.

    ‘allied territories’
    ‘the allied fleet’
    • ‘They are happy to bring in allied forces, but only after the fighting is over, to help in peacekeeping.’
    • ‘The uprising led to a fierce, and widely condemned, retaliation by government forces and allied militia.’
    • ‘The last wave in each mission has you defending your fleet so certain allied ships can make an escape.’
    • ‘Don't the allied forces keep each other informed of training sessions and the like?’
    • ‘This suffering could have been greatly alleviated had there been more allied troops on the ground.’
    • ‘So how can more companies be encouraged to invest in these allied countries?’
    • ‘Even as he rejected allied policies, Reagan sought to preserve allied relations.’
    • ‘The government panicked over the reaction to possible leaks about its plans to plant the nuclear devices in an allied country.’
    • ‘It is hard now to deny that the allied intervention saved Afghan lives.’
    • ‘Most were joint operations, and some were conducted with forces from allied nations.’
    • ‘Finally, the intervention of allied troops was ineffectual and actually amateurish.’
    • ‘Considerable sympathy and understanding was shown for the difficulties facing allied troops in Iraq.’
    • ‘The French are also deeply involved, as are other European and allied nations in Africa.’
    • ‘The terrorist act in America and the allied efforts in Afghanistan were hot topics at the meeting.’
    • ‘His previous government was brought down in 1999 when an allied party withdrew support.’
    • ‘Will it be a World War in the sense of two blocs of allied forces fighting each other?’
    • ‘The Sierra Club and allied organizations have intervened in support of the Park Service.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘Mr Howard said it was not new for Australian forces to go overseas to defend the nation as part of an allied effort.’
    federated, confederated, federal, associated, in alliance, in league, in partnership, cooperating
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    1. 1.1Relating to Britain and her allies in the First and Second World Wars and after.
      ‘the liberation of Paris by Allied troops’
      • ‘The start of the Allied attack on Rommel was code-named ‘Operation Lightfoot’.’
      • ‘There, it was hoped, he would help rally French forces to the Allied cause in North Africa.’
      • ‘Allied forces began the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny with the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.’
      • ‘The events of Yuri's Revenge come on the heels of the Allied victory over the Soviets.’
      • ‘The Allied capture of the port of Cherbourg at the end of June set the stage for the American break-out at St. Lô on 25 July.’
      • ‘Prior to their withdrawal, anticipating an Allied airborne invasion, the Nazis heavily mined the area.’
      • ‘After the war, Greece took part in the Allied occupation of Turkey, where many Greeks still lived.’
      • ‘The Allied offensive began in early December 1944.’
      • ‘In December 1943, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named Supreme Allied Commander.’
      • ‘With each Allied success, Kruk asked if it was good or bad for the Jews.’
      • ‘In World War II they served as a major Allied base.’
      • ‘Clooney is set to play an American journalist who is sent to Berlin after World War Two ends in order to cover an Allied conference that will decide the future of Germany.’
      • ‘The two of them met at the Nuremberg trials, where my mother was an Allied stenographer.’
      • ‘Eisenhower was given the title Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces.’
      • ‘Peter actually was an Allied spy in Rome during World War II.’
      • ‘From Tirlemont to Dunkirk, I could see no Allied planes.’
      • ‘In February 1944 Ike was newly assigned as Supreme Allied Commander.’
      • ‘In these pages the grim reality of life as an Allied POW in the dying clutches of Nazi Germany is laid bare.’
      • ‘It was an Allied victory but Britain had nearly exhausted its supply of men and the Americans had expended hundreds of thousands of lives.’
      • ‘In France and Britain many reckoned Soviet cooperation to be essential to the success of an Allied war effort against Nazi Germany.’
    2. 1.2In combination or working together with.
      ‘skilled craftsmanship allied to advanced technology’
      • ‘But consumerism is a world language and, allied with representative democracy, it is the way of the world.’
      • ‘The power bases are amorphous and scattered; with constantly shifting alliances no one knows which group is allied with which.’
      • ‘This infuriated some institutional shareholders and they allied with Walt Disney's nephew, who wanted to get rid of Eisner.’
      • ‘Craig's qualities of charm and decency have been allied with just enough success on the field to keep the fans happy.’
      • ‘The local tribesmen allied with him put up fierce resistance.’
      • ‘Solidarity meant that Morocco had to act in accordance with all the other Arab countries it allied with.’
      • ‘The Democrats and groups allied with them have been quicker to use this vehicle.’
      • ‘At all levels, cunning teachers allied with overbearing students.’
      • ‘In the office context, that was anger that we, in our professional capacity, are being attached to a cause that we should not be seen to be allied with.’
      • ‘The United States remained neutral and the Soviet Union was still allied with Hitler.’
      • ‘The truck drivers also have to face gangsters who are allied with the military.’
      • ‘The bounty was intended for the Duke of Savoy, a bribe to keep him allied with England in its war against Louis XIV.’
      • ‘So much of what we do is very closely allied with continental Europe.’
      • ‘That is why there needs to be a system of rigorous and robust inspections allied with heavy sanctions to enforce minimum standards.’
      • ‘That allied with the parking laws meant people could not do business in the area.’
      • ‘The stop, allied with the opening goal, was the perfect way to settle the nerves and bolster confidence throughout the team.’
      • ‘It was even more interesting now; the lentils had allied with the onions and were battling the celery.’
      • ‘All that means is, they're allied with Khrushchev instead of with the ghost of Stalin.’
      • ‘His natural confidence is allied with a realistic caution about his progress.’
      • ‘He was allied with Clinton in the whole Monica Lewinsky controversy, a key Democrat in Washington.’
    3. 1.3Connected; related.
      ‘members of the medical and allied professions’
      • ‘It presents an ideal opportunity to enhance the public image of the chemical and allied industries.’
      • ‘On the one hand it is good for the manufacturing industry and other allied industries like advertising and marketing.’
      • ‘Unlike medicine and allied professions, psychotherapy has established itself primarily outside the state sector.’
      • ‘In the 20th century, aircraft and motor vehicles came to the fore along with numerous allied industries.’
      • ‘We all know we're way short of the number of doctors and allied health professionals we need.’
      associated, related, connected, interconnected, linked, coupled
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