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What is an alliance?
An alliance is the act or state of being in a mutually beneficial relationship to work toward a common goal, as in The United States’ longest alliance is with France.
Often, alliance refers to a formal agreement between nations that promise to assist each other in war, as in Germany, Italy, and Japan agreed on an alliance during World War II.
Alliance can also be used more generally to refer to the people or groups that come together in a common cause, as in The invading orcs were defeated by an alliance of men, elves, and dwarves.
Example: The kids at my school formed an alliance to stop the bully from harassing us.
Where does alliance come from?
The first records of the word alliance come from around 1250. It ultimately comes through the Old French alier, meaning “to ally.” An alliance is created when multiple groups or people decide to ally (join in partnership) with each other.
You have probably seen the word alliance used in history books, especially when learning about wars. Throughout history, nations have repeatedly formed alliances to avoid war or to help defend each other from a larger, more powerful threat. Both World War I and World War II involved alliances between a significant number of nations. In fact, World War I only escalated as badly as it did thanks to a complex web of alliances that forced many different countries into the conflict.
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What are some other forms related to alliance?
- interalliance (noun, adjective)
- nonalliance (noun)
- prealliance (noun)
- proalliance (adjective)
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How is alliance used in real life?
Alliance is a word used to refer to partnerships or different parties working together toward a common goal.
BREAKING: NATO chief says alliance suspends meetings with Russia, puts "entire cooperation under review."
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 5, 2014
@Telefonica is driving climate change in the #RaceToZero. Join the @UNFCCC #RaceToZero, the largest global alliance racing to halve emissions by 2030. https://t.co/3pbdpWWApN @topnigel @gmunozabogabir @aloksharma_rdg pic.twitter.com/SdhGCHS1PE
— Exponential Roadmap Initiative (@exponentialroad) June 15, 2021
The alliance between economy and technology ends up sidelining anything unrelated to its immediate interests.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) June 18, 2015
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An alliance is a cooperative partnership where multiple parties work toward a common cause.
How to use alliance in a sentence
In small human societies, for thousands of years, there were shifting alliances and status hierarchies, people who were good to cooperate with and people who most people ostracized.
TikTok responded by beginning negotiations with potential buyers, the most likely of included Oracle and a rival alliance of Microsoft and Walmart.How Trump’s TikTok ban pushed China’s most independent tech billionaire closer to Beijing|claychandler|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Part of that work includes Ryan’s CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, an alliance of some 1,200 CEOs who are working collaboratively on inclusion issues in their workforce.
They include alliances with companies like Adidas and Lego and star designers like Tom Dixon and Virgil Abloh.Ikea promises ‘democratic’ design. Has its Virgil Abloh collaboration lived up?|claychandler|August 25, 2020|Fortune
Aggressive interactions and alliances help determine which hyenas are on top, and all individuals know where they stand, Strauss says.
First, one fights with another, then they make an alliance, then they go back to fighting each other.
But with GOP governors slashing budgets across the country, can this odd alliance last?
The book details his confrontations with neoconservatives, and his alliance with Condoleezza Rice.
He entered in an awkward alliance with Lapid to join the government but quickly distanced himself from it.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That alliance between the spy agency and the military, forged in Iraq, would forever change the way America fights wars.
But this alliance is rotten, and cannot endure; the Western men are no partizans of slavery.
Perhaps, like father, I am a snob at heart and liked the sensation of a sort of artistic alliance with the British aristocracy.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
He heard Mohammedans alluding to a Brahmin as a leader—so might a wolf and a snake make common alliance against a watch dog.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
They accepted baptism as a sort of sacred pledge of friendship and alliance with the French.
Such an alliance was not to be tolerated for a moment, in connection with the last scion of his name and race.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for alliance (1 of 2)
Word Origin for alliance
British Dictionary definitions for alliance (2 of 2)
- the Alliance the Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Party acting or regarded as a political entity from 1981 to 1988
- (as modifier)an Alliance candidate