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Definition of Ally


  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.
  2. To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.
  3. A relative; a kinsman.
  4. One united to another by treaty or league; -- usually applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.
  5. Anything associated with another as a helper; an auxiliary.
  6. Anything akin to another by structure, etc.
  7. See Alley, a marble or taw.

Ally Quotations

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.

Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.
Zig Ziglar

Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.
Italo Calvino

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Japan is an important ally of ours. Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity, 60 percent of the GNP, two countries. That's a statement in and of itself.
Dan Quayle
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Ally Translations

ally in Latin is socius
ally in Spanish is aliado, acomunarse
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