Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “ally yourself to/with sb”

ally yourself to/with sb

phrasal verb with ally     /əˈlaɪ/ verb
to join someone and support them: He allied himself with the left of the party.Creating alliancesBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of ally yourself to/with sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of ally yourself to/with sb

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Creating alliances, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

Translations of “ally yourself to/with sb”

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More