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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allied  \Al*lied"\,  a. 
  United;  joined;  leagued;  akin;  related.  See  {Ally}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ally  \Al*ly"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Allied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Allying}.]  [OE.  alien,  OF  alier,  F.  alier,  fr  L.  alligare 
  to  bind  to  ad  +  ligare  to  bind.  Cf  {Alligate},  {Alloy}, 
  {Allay},  {Ligament}.] 
  1.  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.  --Pope. 
 
  2.  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.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  virtue  nearest  to  our  vice  allied.  --Pope. 
 
  Note:  Ally  is  generally  used  in  the  passive  form  or 
  reflexively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allied 
  adj  1:  related  by  common  characteristics  or  ancestry;  "allied 
  species";  "allied  studies" 
  2:  united  in  a  confederacy  or  league  [syn:  {confederate},  {confederative}] 
  3:  joined  by  treaty  or  agreement 




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