alliance
noun
ADJECTIVE
broad

The organization is a broad alliance of many different groups.

grand
close
powerful, strong
fragile, loose, uneasy

a loose alliance of opposition groups

The uneasy alliance between such different people just cannot last.

shifting

the shifting alliances among the various political groups

formal, informal
strategic, working
unholy

an unholy alliance between the Fascists and the Communists

unlikely
temporary
global, transatlantic, Western
defensive, military
electoral (esp. BrE), political
opposition
marriage
VERB + ALLIANCE
have

They have alliances with other companies.

seek
announce
build, build up, create, develop, enter into, establish, forge, form, make, strike up

The government has tried to forge alliances with environmentalists.

join

Seven more countries have been invited to join the alliance.

cement, strengthen

The marriage was meant to cement the alliance between the two countries.

To cement the alliance with England, Charles married Margaret, sister of the English king.

maintain
seek
PREPOSITION
in alliance with

The government, in alliance with the army, has decided to ban all public meetings for a month.

alliance against

old alliances against enemies that no longer exist

alliance between

an alliance between the USSR and India

alliance with

an alliance with China

PHRASES
alliance of convenience

It was an alliance of convenience, not of conviction.


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  • alliance — [ aljɑ̃s ] n. f. • XIIe; de allier 1 ♦ Union contractée par engagement mutuel. Dr. internat. Union de deux puissances qui s engagent par un traité (traité d alliance) à se porter mutuellement secours en cas de guerre. ⇒ coalition, entente, ligue …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Alliance — bezeichnet Aliance TW, ein tschechisches Firmenkonsortium zum Bau von Straßenbahnen Alliance (Anwendung), ein Tauschbörsenprogramm für Freundesnetzwerke Alliance Automobiles, einen ehemaligen französischen Automobilhersteller Alliance (Band),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alliance — al‧li‧ance [əˈlaɪəns] noun [countable] COMMERCE 1. an agreement between two or more organizations to work together: • The two insurance companies agreed to form an alliance. alliance between • an alliance between the two media groups …   Financial and business terms

  • alliance — ALLIANCE. subs. fém. Union par mariage. Il a fait une grande alliance en mariant sa fille à un homme d une si haute naissance. Ces Maisons sont jointes par plusieurs alliances. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De l union, de la confédération qui se fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Alliance — Alliance, NE U.S. city in Nebraska Population (2000): 8959 Housing Units (2000): 4062 Land area (2000): 4.767735 sq. miles (12.348377 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.012236 sq. miles (0.031691 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.779971 sq. miles (12.380068 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • alliance — alliance, league, coalition, fusion, confederacy, confederation, federation agree in the idea of combination, chiefly political, for a common object. Alliance applies particularly to a joining of interests on the part of families (by marriage) or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Alliance — Al*li ance, n. [OE. aliaunce, OF. aliance, F. alliance, fr. OF. alier, F. allier. See {Ally}, and cf. LL. alligantia.] 1. The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alliance — Alliance …   Wikipedia Español

  • alliance — [ə lī′əns] n. [ME aliaunce < OFr aleiance < alier: see ALLY] 1. an allying or being allied; specif., a union or joining, as of families by marriage 2. a close association for a common objective, as of nations, political parties, etc. 3. the …   English World dictionary

  • alliance — Alliance. s. f. Union, se dit de ceux qui se joignent par mariage. Il a fait une grande alliance en mariant sa fille à un Duc & Pair, les maisons sont jointes par plusieurs alliances. Il se dit aussi de l union de la confederation qui se fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • alliance — (n.) c.1300, bond of marriage (between ruling houses or noble families), from O.Fr. aliance (12c., Mod.Fr. alliance) alliance, bond; marriage, union, from aliier (Mod.Fr. allier) combine, unite (see ALLY (Cf. ally)). As a bond or treaty between… …   Etymology dictionary

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