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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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Were the Allies correct to demand unconditional surrender?
BACKGROUND/MAP STUDY: One of the miracles of D-Day was the fact that the Allies were able to keep the date and location of the invasion secret.
and its allies are able to make optimal use of advanced defense technology for our shared security purposes.
agencies, industry, Congress, and allies alike including North Atlantic Treaty Organization agencies advocating a major effort to improve the licensing process, as been answered.
and its NATO allies, respectively, will see fit to move toward a more advanced defense technology relationship in their export and procurement policies.
steps to advance NATO interoperability will be reciprocated by the allies fulfillment of their Prague Capabilities Commitment, and substantial improvements in the readiness, deployability and sustainment of European forces that would be assigned to the NATO Response Force.
But in 2003, it is fair to ask how many of the NATO allies control the export of defense technology by intangible means, that is, by email, fax, or interact.
We need to do it as a means of keeping European and American defense industries, along with those of other principal security allies beyond Europe, working for common purposes.
We have been fans and players of the Axis & Allies franchise for years and our commitment to innovation combined with the popularity of the brand is a definite recipe for a killer title.
The Axis & Allies: RTS PC game was inspired by Larry Harris, creator of the seminal and best-selling board game Axis and Allies, and will be available at retail stores nationwide in 2004.
I have just returned from meeting with all of our Allies at NATO.
September 11, 2001 has also demonstrated how important our allies are in helping to defeat the new threats that face us.
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks demonstrated that the threats to allies and to our alliance can come from anywhere, at any time, employing devices ranging from a box cutter to weapons of mass destruction.
currently possesses forces with such capabilities, in large measure our European allies do not.
Increased defense spending remains an important goal, and we believe allies can also use resources more effectively by greater pooling of their efforts.