verb (used with or without object), re-al·lied, re-al·ly·ing.

to ally again or anew.

Nearby words

  1. re-aggravate,
  2. re-align,
  3. re-alignment,
  4. re-allocate,
  5. re-allocation,
  6. re-animate,
  7. re-animation,
  8. re-appear,
  9. re-appearance,
  10. re-apply

Origin of re-ally

1425–75; late Middle English realy < Middle French real(l)ier; see rally1

Can be confusedreally re-ally Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper