Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Allies

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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. 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)

ally is generally used in the passive form or reflexively.

Origin: oe. Alien, OF. Alier, f. Alier, fr. L. Alligare to bind to; ad _ ligare to bind. Cf. Alligate, alloy, Allay, ligament.