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Another word for alliance

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Noun
  1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause

      1. The act of uniting or the state of being united.
      2. A combination so formed, especially an alliance or confederation of people, parties, or political entities for mutual interest or benefit.
      3. A set, every member of which is an element of one or another of two or more given sets.
      1. The act or process of organizing:
      2. The state or manner of being organized:
      3. A manner of accomplishing something in an orderly or efficient way:
      1. An association of states, organizations, or individuals for common action; an alliance.
      2. An association of teams or clubs that compete chiefly among themselves.
      3. A class or level of competition:
      1. The act of federating, especially a joining together of states into a league or federal union.
      2. A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.
      1. The act of forming into or becoming part of a confederacy.
      2. The state of being confederated.
      3. A group of confederates, especially of states or nations, united for a common purpose; a league.
      1. A union of persons, parties, or states; a league.
      2. The persons, parties, or states joined in such a union.
      3. The Confederate States of America.
      1. An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
      2. A combination into one body; a union.
      3. A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.
      1. A combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members.
      2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners.
      3. A group of parties, factions, or nations united in a common cause; a bloc.
      1. A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action:
      2. An often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest:
      1. political or economic union; specif., the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938
  2. The state of being associated

    See also:

    near

Another word for alliance

Noun
  1. The state of being allied

  2. The act of joining

      1. The act of linking together or forming couples.
      2. The act of uniting sexually.
      3. A device that links or connects.
      1. The act of combining or the state of being combined.
      2. The result of combining.
      3. An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
      1. The act or procedure of liquefying or melting by the application of heat.
      2. The liquid or melted state induced by heat.
      3. The merging of different elements into a union:
    See also:

    union

  3. A union

      1. Friendly or cooperative association, as between groups or organizations.
      2. A subdivision of an association having one dominant species of plant.
      3. A political arrangement in which various groups, such as ethnic or racial populations within a country or region, share power according to an agreed formula or mechanism.
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
      2. A strip or stripe that contrasts with something else in color, texture, or material.
      3. A narrow strip of fabric used to trim, finish, or reinforce articles of clothing.
      1. A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement:
      2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
      3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
      1. A circular object, form, line, or arrangement.
      2. A small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger.
      3. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
      1. An openwork fabric or structure in which cords, threads, or wires cross at regular intervals.
      2. A system of lines or channels that cross or interconnect:
      3. A complex, interconnected group or system:
      1. An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
      2. A group of conspirators.
      3. An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
      1. To bring into a state of unity; make united:
      2. To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
      3. To have, exhibit, or involve in combination:
      1. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance:
      2. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one:
      3. One in which confidence is placed.
      1. A combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members.
      2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners.
      3. A group of parties, factions, or nations united in a common cause; a bloc.
      1. To form or gather into a mass or whole.
      2. To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
      3. To cause to form into a mass or whole.
      1. The act or an instance of merging:
      2. An absorption of one corporation by another, with the corporation being absorbed losing its separate identity and governance.
      3. An absorption of a lesser estate, contract, criminal offense, right, or liability into a succeeding larger one, resulting in the extinction of the former.
      1. The act of combining or the state of being combined.
      2. The result of combining.
      3. An alliance of persons or parties for a common purpose; an association.
      1. A group of persons:
      2. One's companions or associates:
      3. A guest or guests:
      1. An entity such as a business, municipality, or organization, that involves more than one person but that has met the legal requirements to operate as a single person, so that it may enter into contracts and engage in transactions under its own identity.
      2. Such a body created for purposes of government.
      3. A group of people combined into or acting as one body.
      1. An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.
      2. A loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities.
      3. An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.
      1. An association or a combination, as of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture.
      2. A cooperative arrangement among groups or institutions:
      3. An association or society.
      1. Done in cooperation with others:
      2. Marked by willingness to cooperate; compliant:
      3. Of, relating to, or formed as an enterprise or organization jointly owned or managed by those who use its facilities or services:
      1. Closely and firmly united or packed together; dense:
      2. Occupying little space compared with others of its type:
      3. Brief and to the point; concise:
      1. An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy:
      2. The parties to such an agreement.
      1. A formal written agreement between two or more nations.
      2. The document in which such an agreement is set down.
      3. Negotiation for the purpose of reaching an agreement.
      1. A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
      2. An arrangement between people; a compact.
      1. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
      2. The district or locality in which such a group lives.
      3. A group of people having common interests:
      1. The state of being a partner.
      2. A business entity in which two or more co-owners contribute resources, share in profits and losses, and are individually liable for the entity's actions.
      3. The persons participating in such a business entity.
      1. The act of associating or the state of being associated.
      2. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
      3. A mental connection or relation between thoughts, feelings, ideas, or sensations.
      1. An embankment or dike, especially in South Asia.
      1. A group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action:
      2. An often bipartisan coalition of legislators acting together for a common purpose or interest:
      1. The act of forming into or becoming part of a confederacy.
      2. The state of being confederated.
      3. A group of confederates, especially of states or nations, united for a common purpose; a league.
      1. A union of persons, parties, or states; a league.
      2. The persons, parties, or states joined in such a union.
      3. The Confederate States of America.
      1. An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
      2. A combination into one body; a union.
      3. A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.
      1. The act of federating, especially a joining together of states into a league or federal union.
      2. A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.
      1. The act of uniting or the state of being united.
      2. A combination so formed, especially an alliance or confederation of people, parties, or political entities for mutual interest or benefit.
      3. A set, every member of which is an element of one or another of two or more given sets.
      1. An association of states, organizations, or individuals for common action; an alliance.
      2. An association of teams or clubs that compete chiefly among themselves.
      3. A class or level of competition:

Synonym Study

  • Union implies a close, permanent alliance and suggests complete unity of purpose and interest
  • Confederacy and confederation in political usage refer to a combination of independent states for the joint exercise of certain governmental functions, as defense or customs
  • Coalition implies a temporary alliance of opposing parties, factions, etc., as in times of emergency
  • League , often interchangeable with alliance , stresses formality of organization and definiteness of purpose
  • Alliance refers to any association entered into for mutual benefit