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verb (used with or without object), re-al·lied, re-al·ly·ing.
  1. to ally again or anew.
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Origin of re-ally

1425–75; late Middle English realy < Middle French real(l)ier; see rally1
Can be confusedreally re-ally
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Examples from the Web for re-ally

Historical Examples of re-ally

  • 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.

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