ally (oneself) to

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ally (oneself) to

To join or unite with another person or group. In order to survive the attack, I allied myself to the invading soldiers. We need to ally ourselves to management if we want to keep our jobs.
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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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This province is inhabited by a nation of the Agaus, who call, but only call, themselves Christians, for by daily intermarriages they have allied themselves to the Pagan Agaus, and adopted all their customs and ceremonies.
Five of those sites have launched or allied themselves to legal proceedings aimed at stopping the surveys and sent back millions of crowns in payments aimed at compensating locals for the inconvenience.
Citizens Advice Bureau, Shelter, Crisis, the Property Ombudsman, Consumer Focus, National Union of Students, OFT, GLA and Trading Standards Institute have all allied themselves to the campaign.
Hyder said that the locals have been burning the houses of senior commanders who have allied themselves to the Taliban and surrounded the house of Omar.
Actors such as Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford and George Clooney have allied themselves to political causes in the past, or made films which explore particular social issues.
The problem was that while the rulers allied themselves to the West, the education system was promoting the idea that all things "non-Islamic" were bad.
Mr Straw said yesterday that even before bombing started there were signs of "fracturing" between the religious fanatics at the heart of the Taliban, and the Pashtun warlords who allied themselves to the movement as a means to power.
The new merchants temporarily allied themselves to the landowners and the result was revolution and civil war.
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