What are some opposite words for ally?

Antonyms for ally
ˈæl aɪ, əˈlaɪ; əˈlaɪ

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term ally.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ally(noun)

    a friendly nation

    Synonyms:
    genus Spathiphyllum

  2. ally, friend(noun)

    an associate who provides cooperation or assistance

    "he's a good ally in fight"

    Synonyms:
    haw-haw, horselaugh, hee-haw, sunk fence, ha-ha

  3. ally(verb)

    become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage

    "He allied himself with the Communists"

    Synonyms:
    solitude, purdah, sex segregation

Wiktionary

  1. ally(verb)

    Synonyms:
    make common cause

  2. ally(verb)

    A diminutive of the female given names Alison, Alice and Alexandra.

    Synonyms:
    make common cause

  3. Ally(propernoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Alfred or of other names beginning with Al-.

    Synonyms:
    make common cause

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ally

    Colleague is used always in a good sense, associate and coadjutor generally so; ally, assistant, associate, attendant, companion, helper, either in a good or a bad sense; abetter, accessory, accomplice, confederate, almost always in a bad sense. Ally is oftenest used of national and military matters, or of some other connection regarded as great and important; as, allies of despotism. Colleague is applied to civil and ecclesiastical connections; members of Congress from the same State are colleagues, even though they may be bitter opponents politically and personally. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court is near in rank to the Chief Justice. A surgeon's assistant is a physician or medical student who shares in the treatment and care of patients; a surgeon's attendant is one who rolls bandages and the like. Follower, henchman, retainer are persons especially devoted to a chief, and generally bound to him by necessity, fee, or reward. Partner has come to denote almost exclusively a business connection. In law, an abettor (the general legal spelling) is always present, either actively or constructively, at the commission of the crime; an accessory never. An accomplice is usually a principal; an accessory never. If present, though only to stand outside and keep watch against surprise, one is an abettor, and not an accessory. At common law, an accessory implies a principal, and can not be convicted until after the conviction of the principal; the accomplice or abettor can be convicted as a principal. Accomplice and abettor have nearly the same meaning, but the former is the popular, the latter more distinctively the legal term. Compare APPENDAGE; AUXILIARY.

    Antonyms:
    adversary, antagonist, betrayer, chief, commander, enemy, foe, hinderer, instigator, leader, opponent, opposer, principal, rival

    Synonyms:
    abetter, abettor, accessory, accomplice, assistant, associate, attendant, coadjutor, colleague, companion, confederate, follower, helper, henchman, participator, partner, retainer

    Preposition:
    An accessory to the crime; before or after the fact; the accessories of a figure in a painting.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ally

    Antonyms:
    foe, enemy, opponent, adversary, baffler, counteractor, antagonist

    Synonyms:
    friend, companion, supporter, aider, abetter, accomplice, assistant, confederate, helper, associate, accessory, colleague, coadjutor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ally(n)

    Synonyms:
    confederate, co-worker, auxiliary, abettor, assistant

  2. ally(v)

    Synonyms:
    associate, confederate, join

Editors Contribution

  1. enemy

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2020  

How to use ally in a sentence?

  1. Emmanuel Macron:

    In this environment, above all we always have to stay polite, stay productive and try to convince (them), to keep the United States on board because they are our historical ally and we need them.

  2. Scott Walker:

    The Islamic Republic of Iran -- the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism -- is on the march throughout the Middle East, president Obama’s deal … risks provoking a nuclear arms race in the most volatile region of the world, one that threatens the survival of our closest regional ally Israel and our key Arab partners.

  3. Luke Coffey:

    When ISIS was knocking at their door on the border, the Kurds fought for their homeland. They have sacrificed a lot, they have proven a dependable ally to the United States.

  4. William Ewart Gladstone:

    If Germany is to become a colonizing power, all I say is, God speed her! She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.

  5. Jay Garner:

    If you ally with the Syrian Rebels, you’re taking on the Russians and the Kurds; if you ally yourself with Assad, you’re in a Shia alliance and 85 percent of the Middle East is Sunni, if Russia eliminates ISIS, they eliminate the Syrian rebels and the Syrian rebels should be our allies -- we need to protect them, and we need to continue to protect the Kurds.

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Indian

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