Definition of allied adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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    BrE BrE//ˈælaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈælaɪd//
    (also Allied) [only before noun] connected with countries that unite to fight a war together, especially the countries that fought together against Germany in the First and Second World Wars Italy joined the war on the Allied side in 1915. Many civilians died as a result of allied bombing. allied forces/troops See related entries: International relations
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    BrE BrE//əˈlaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈlaɪd//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈælaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈælaɪd//
    (formal) (of two or more things) similar or existing together; connected with something medicine, nursing, physiotherapy and other allied professions allied to/with something In this job you will need social skills allied with technical knowledge.
  3. see also ally
    Word OriginMiddle English: past participle of ally.Word Familyally verb nounallied adjectivealliance nounExtra examples The US remains closely allied to Saudi Arabia. The party is allied with the Communists. an offensive by seven loosely allied guerrilla groups
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