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[ree-uh-lahy] /ˌri əˈlaɪ/
verb (used with or without object), re-allied, re-allying.
to ally again or anew.
Origin of re-ally
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English realy < Middle French real(l)ier; see rally1
Can be confused
really, re-ally. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • I have only two dress-es every year; but those are re-ally good.

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
Word Origin and History for re-ally

"to form an alliance again," c.1600, from re- + ally (v.). Related: Re-allied.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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