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 for Allying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ally \Al*ly"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Allying.] [OE. alien, OF. alier, F. alier, fr. L. alligare
     to bind to; ad + ligare to bind. Cf. Alligate, Alloy,
     Allay, Ligament.]
     1. To unite, or form a connection between, as between
        families by marriage, or between princes and states by
        treaty, league, or confederacy; -- often followed by to or
        with.
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              O chief! in blood, and now in arms allied. --Pope.
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     2. To connect or form a relation between by similitude,
        resemblance, friendship, or love.
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              These three did love each other dearly well,
              And with so firm affection were allied. --Spenser.
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              The virtue nearest to our vice allied. --Pope.
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     Note: Ally is generally used in the passive form or
           reflexively.
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