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ally oneself to someone or something

to unite or affiliate oneself with someone or something. She sought to ally herself to the older members. Jane allied herself to the teacher almost immediately.
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ally (oneself) (with someone) (against someone or something)

to unite with someone in opposition to someone or something. Sally allied herself with John against the committee. We allied with the older ones against the younger ones. They allied themselves against the attackers.
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The barb is allied to the carrier, but, instead of a very long beak, has a very short and very broad one.
Although Regulus had vowed that he was the only man of his regiment or of the allied army, almost, who had escaped being cut to pieces by Ney, it appeared that his statement was incorrect, and that a good number more of the supposed victims had survived the massacre.
Part One, Introduction, provides an overview of allied health education, and cites present and future challenges including: the potential to coalesce the many disciplines into a more unified allied health movement, to provide a data base regarding supply and demand, to acknowledge the impact of women in our changing society, an awareness of escalation of qualifications for practice, and increasing demands for allied health research.
TOKYO -- Allied Telesis Capital Corporation (AT Capital), a subsidiary of Allied Telesis Holdings K.
Fifty years of NATO cooperation made natural the participation of allied forces in Operation Enduring Freedom.
WASHINGTON -- Allied Capital commented today on a letter that was sent to Allied Capital's Board of Directors by short-seller David Einhorn.
NEW YORK -- Greenlight Capital sent the following letter to the Board of Directors at Allied Capital [NYSE: ALD] this morning.
WASHINGTON -- Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) today commented on the recent developments at Business Loan Express, LLC (BLX).
WASHINGTON -- Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) announced today the sale of its portfolio company Palm Coast Data Holdco Inc.
WASHINGTON -- Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) today issued the following statement to clarify potential misperceptions resulting from media coverage of the indictment of a former employee of Business Loan Express, LLC (BLX), an Allied Capital portfolio company, relating to BLX loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA):
Allied Healthcare invites all those interested in hearing management's discussion of the results to join the call by dialing 877-407-9205 for domestic participants, and 201-689-8054 for international participants.
Allied Capital's investment took the form of a senior revolving credit facility, senior subordinated debt and non-voting common equity.
Allied Mortgage and Financial Corporation, a wholesale collateral-based lender specializing in hard equity, today announced it has completed several transactions in Colorado, including the refinance of a historic property in downtown Denver and a rehab of a ski resort rental property in Breckenridge.
WASHINGTON -- Today, Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) announced that its 2005 annual report has been chosen as the "Best in Industry" for Financial Services for the 2006 National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC) Nicholson Awards competition.
WASHINGTON -- Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) announced today that it has committed $10 million to Crescent Hotels & Resorts, LLC ("Crescent"), a leading owner and operator of hotels and resorts.