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ally is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ally in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… help as an ally is to first recognize …”

meanings of ally


  1. An outside supporter of any demographic subject to discrimination and/or misrepresentation.
  2. A person, group, concept (etc) which is associated with another as a helper; a supporter; an auxiliary.
  3. A relative; a kinsman.
  4. A person who is not a member of the LGBT+ community but is supportive of it.
  5. Anything akin to something else by structure, etc.
  6. A person, group, or state (etc) which is associated with another for a common cause; one united to another by treaty or common purpose; a confederate.
  7. Alternative form of alley (a glass marble or taw).
  8. A closely related species, usually within the same family.


  1. To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy.
  2. To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.


  1. A diminutive of the female given names Alice, Alison, Alexandra,or other names beginning with Al-[[]], from the Germanic languages or Ancient Greek.
  2. A diminutive of the male given names Alfred, Albert, Alan, Alexander,or other names beginning with Al-[[]], from the Germanic languages, the Celtic languages,or Ancient Greek.

ally frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word ally occurs in english on average 8.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ally can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ally can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to ally


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