Alliance synonyms

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A set whose members belong to at least one of a group of two or more given sets. The union of the sets {1,2,3} and {3,4,5} is the set {1,2,3,4,5}, and the union of the sets {6,7} and {11,12,13} is the set {6,7,11,12,13}. The symbol for union is .
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The state of being a member.
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A joining or being joined; coupling; union
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An association is defined as a connection between ideas made mentally, or a connection you see in your head.
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An association or alliance of individuals, groups, or nations formed by such a covenant
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Employment or period of employment, esp. in the performing arts
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Any relationship created by marriage. See also consanguinity.
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A temporary group or union of organizations, usually formed for a particular advantage.
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Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
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(Databases) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
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(Archaic) Negotiation for the purpose of reaching an agreement.
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Coming from a common source; akin.
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Situated or running side by side; parallel.
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Naturally as part or consequence of something.
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(Genetics) Exhibiting linkage.
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Of, constituting, or maintained by a subsidy or subsidies
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(Countable) A hostile action, especially a military action. See hostilities for specific plural definition.
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(Music) An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.
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A condition of active antagonism or contention:
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The state of being related to a larger whole
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Alternative spelling of cooperation.
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(Uncountable) The act of collaborating.
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The act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
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Linked together coherently or logically
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The definition of concurrence is agreement or things that act or occur together.
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In divorce law, in states that do not have no-fault divorce, an agreement between husband and wife to suppress facts, manufacture false evidence, or to do some act that would create or appear to create a ground for divorce. If discovered, the agreement will cause the divorce to be denied.
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Mutual relationship; interconnection
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A mutual understanding between two or more legally competent individuals or entities about their rights and duties regarding their past or future performances and consideration. While an agreement usually leads to a contract, it could also be an executed sale, a gift or other transfer of property, or a promise without a legal obligation.
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The quality or condition of being friends.
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The grouping or positioning of teams, as in a conference or league.
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A serf or slave
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(Construction) A structural member firmly holding two pieces together.
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The merging of different elements into a union:
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The act of combining, the state of being combined or the result of combining.
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A relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility, as for the achievement of a specified goal:
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A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See civilization.
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A broadsheet newspaper published in the size of a tabloid but keeping its non-sensational style.
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A cooperative society, store, etc.
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A unit of a housing co-operative; a purchased apartment where the apartment owners collectively are responsible for maintenance of common areas and upkeep.
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Such a body created for purposes of government.
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The act or process of merging two or more parts into a single unit.
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An institution or organization directed by trustees:
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(Colloquial) London Underground
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The definition of a conspiracy is a secret plan to do something, or is the action of creating a secret plot.
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A company that produces programs to be broadcast over such a network
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A set of elements subject to the operations of addition and multiplication, in which the set is an abelian group under addition and associative under multiplication and in which the two operations are related by distributive laws.
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An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.
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A group of musicians, especially (a) wind and percussion players, or (b) rock musicians.
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A number of persons or things classified together because of common characteristics, community of interests, etc.
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A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
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Having similar qualities; similar
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Joined as allies.
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Associated is someone whose rank is inferior.
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Being a single member or element of a group, category, or kind:
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(Mathematics) Of, relating to, or designating two or more straight coplanar lines that do not intersect.
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Being a relative of.
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The definition of secondary is below the first, or coming from something original.
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The definition of similar is two things that have characteristics that resemble each other but are not exactly alike.
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The definition of an axis is a real or imaginary line on which something rotates, or a straight line around which things are evenly arranged.
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An organisation, company or other authoritative group. [from 17th c.]
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The definition of a covenant is an agreement between members to do a specific thing.
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The legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife, and in some jurisdictions, between two persons of the same sex, usually entailing legal obligations of each person to the other.
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The definition of a relationship is a connection between two people or things.
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(Uncountable) Sympathy.
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The condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor:
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A separation between things that were once connected or associated.
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The breaking up or ending of union; separation
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The act of estranging; the act of alienating; alienation.
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The definition of a conjunction is the joining together of elements and it is a word that connects sentences, phrases or clauses.
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An association, especially of nations for a common cause
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(Countable) A methodology and activities associated with running a government, an organization, or a movement.
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The left side of a horse or of a team of horses pulling a carriage etc.
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The condition of being a husband
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A group gathered for social purposes
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(Law) An agreement terminating a relationship between husband and wife, but short of a divorce.
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(Engineering) A failure mode in which a tough ductile material pulls apart rather than cracking.
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The act of refusing to accept; the act of repudiating.
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The definition of a rebellion is a resistance against something, particularly the government, authority or other controlling forces.
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(Grammar) Agreement between words in person, number, gender, or case.
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The state of being allied
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A consanguineous or family relationship through parentage or descent. A blood relationship.
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The act of sharing; possession in common; participation
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An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy:
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An affiliating or being affiliated; connection, as with an organization, club, etc.
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A union or alliance of states or political organizations.
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(Uncountable) The state of being implicated.
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An agreement to satisfy a claim by some form of discharging the obligation other than what the obligee is, or considers himself, entitled to. See also accord and satisfaction.
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An instance or point of agreement or correspondence; a resemblance.
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The property of being mutual.
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The body part of a four-footed animal that connects the hindquarters to the forequarters.
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A union of persons, parties, or states; a league.
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A group of countries acting together for political or economic goals, an alliance: e.g., the eastern bloc, the western bloc, a trading bloc
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In India and the Far East, an embankment or quay, or an embanked road along a waterfront
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An arrangement between people; a compact.
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An informal association of criminals controlling a network of vice, gambling, etc.
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A large corporation formed by the merger or acquisition of a number of companies in unrelated, widely diversified industries
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The definition of a cartel is an arrangement between people who will benefit from the arrangement, often in an illegal way.
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A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and cooperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pastors and delegates from churches thus united.
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The definition of analogous is something that is like something else in certain ways.
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Auxiliary; collateral; dependant; supplemental; subordinate.
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Related in origin, as certain words in genetically related languages descended from the same ancestral root; for example, English name and Latin nōmen from Indo-European *nō̆-men-.
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Accompanying; conjoined; attending; concurrent.
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(Archaic) Related by birth or common origin
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Only indirectly related.
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The act of monopolizing or the state of being monopolized
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A situation, by legal privilege or other agreement, in which solely one party (company, cartel etc.) exclusively provides a particular product or service, dominating that market and generally exerting powerful control over it.
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(Historical) Political annexation, specifically that of Austria into Germany in 1938. [from 1920s]
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Alternative spelling of alignment.
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(Proper) North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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(Poetic) The marriage bed.
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The character or behaviour that befits a good wife; wifeliness.
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A mutual promise to marry; an engagement:
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The act of fraternizing or uniting as brothers.
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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
Find another word for alliance. In this page you can discover 130 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for alliance, like: union, membership, connection, association, league, engagement, affinity, coalition, support, relation and treaty.