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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Conversely, I suggest that if others wish to conflate their personal beliefs as a pretext of introducing a moral code onto others, they should stop being so sanctimonious, ally themselves to the Temperance Movement, and communicate their wishes as good old religious zealots have always done - to the beat of their myopic drum.
They also ally themselves to neo-Nazi groups, forgetting that Hitler's armies killed millions of Russians in the Second World War.
They now ally themselves to Welsh nationalists, who support a massive expansion of nuclear power in North Wales.
But 2017 was that modern moment where the forces of good, would again need to ally themselves to combat the forces of evil.
The cultural traditions of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kashmir have, according to Rowntree, been cynically exploited by the major parties who seek to ally themselves to whichever Muslim candidate claims to be able to guarantee a minimum number of votes arising from their support within a wider clan.
Russia is slowly but surely re-emerging as a major player on the world stage so it is in the interest of national security that these countries ally themselves to Europe rather than what could become a recreation of the old Eastern bloc.