Definition of 'alliance'
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We should be very cautious about forming an alliance with any of them. The Sun (2016)The three have formed a powerful alliance. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The two have formed an unlikely alliance to press for pragmatism in the negotiations and senior officials say it is working. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The military alliance has also contributed to the displacement of more than 2.4 million people across the country. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The case of Syria alone shows that it cannot be patched up by a rough and ready agreement between competing alliances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those who remain feel abandoned by the military alliance that many have devoted their lives to as career officers who see themselves as secular and democratic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The postwar success of both countries has been made possible by their military alliances with the US. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Turning warm tweets and campaign promises into a renewed and significant alliance is one of Britain's top diplomatic priorities. Times, Sunday Times (2017)An alliance of rebel groups has been steadily advancing towards the capital from strongholds in the north. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The fertile alliance between the two men did not last. The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)The question of duration is a critical and politically sensitive one for the alliance. Preventing World War III - A Realistic Grand Strategy (1988)The families are linked by marriages and alliances but remain strongly distinct in ethos. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So far they have defied critics who likened the alliance to two drunks propping each other up. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nato diplomatic sources said that no one within the alliance was speaking about sending troops. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Keeping it special between two people reinforces alliances and trust. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Attempts at manipulation through marriage alliances and implication in the conspiracies of others were the occupational hazards that attended them. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)We put together a big alliance. The Sun (2010)Lives are lost and alliances are formed - only the strongest will survive. The Sun (2012)Today, it is a military alliance without any political clout. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Competitors form alliances only to turn on each other when that no longer serves their self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the 1990s they organised an entire political alliance to try to stop her getting into power. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But it looks as if the Anglo-American alliance will be one of the first targets for change. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Two leading unions have formed an alliance to campaign against spending cuts, it emerged at the conference. The Sun (2012)It must have been as if he had three parents, two in uneasy alliance against the third. Ford Madox Ford (1990)The West is now in alliance with a military force over which it has neither command nor control. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Such an important marriage would seal a political alliance and enable the two countries to work as allies against the growing Prussian influence. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)Third, it is about power and relationships, alliances and political dealings between interested parties. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Far from our alliance being one where the US holds the upper hand, it is an indispensable partnership of equals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'alliance'
British English: alliance /əˈlaɪəns/ NOUN
An alliance is a group of countries or political parties that are formally united and working together because they have similar aims.
The two parties were still too much apart to form an alliance.
- American English: alliance
- Arabic: تَـحَالُف
- Brazilian Portuguese: aliança
- Chinese: 联盟
- Croatian: savez
- Czech: spojenectví
- Danish: alliance
- Dutch: alliantie
- European Spanish: alianza
- Finnish: liittoutuma
- French: alliance union
- German: Bündnis
- Greek: συμμαχία
- Italian: alleanza
- Japanese: 提携
- Korean: 동맹
- Norwegian: allianse
- Polish: przymierze
- European Portuguese: aliança
- Romanian: alianță
- Russian: союз
- Spanish: alianza
- Swedish: allians
- Thai: พันธมิตร
- Turkish: ittifak
- Ukrainian: альянс
- Vietnamese: liên minh
Definition of alliance from the Collins English Dictionary
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