(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. association, federation, league; combination; treaty, accord; marriage; connection. See cooperation, relation. Ant., separation, schism.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The state of being allied]
Syn. connection, adherence, membership, affinity, concurrence, participation, cooperation, support, collusion, union, interrelation, concord, agreement, common understanding, marriage, matrimony, betrothal, kinship, relation, collaboration, fraternization, consanguinity, federation, communion, entente, engagement, friendship, partnership, coalition, association, affiliation, alignment, confederation, implication, bond, accord, congruity, mutuality, tie.
Ant. separation*, rupture, repudiation.
2. [The act of joining]
Syn. fusion, combination, coupling; see union 1 .
3. [A union]
Syn. league, union, federation, coalition, confederacy, confederation, bloc, bund, association, partnership, community, pact, treaty, entente, compact, cooperative, co-op, consortium, syndicate, corporation, company, combination, merger, conglomerate, cartel, trust, combine, conspiracy, network, ring, party, band, group, consociation; see also organization 3 .
Syn.- alliance refers to any association entered into for mutual benefit; league , often interchangeable with alliance , stresses formality of organization and definiteness of purpose; coalition implies a temporary alliance of opposing parties, factions, etc., as in times of emergency; confederacy and confederation in political usage refer to a combination of independent states for the joint exercise of certain governmental functions, as defense or customs; union implies a close, permanent alliance and suggests complete unity of purpose and interest
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. union joining, association, affiliation, partnership, coalition, confederacy, league, federation, consortium.
2. agreement pact, friendship, treaty, covenant, understanding, deal, contract.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause: Anschluss, bloc, cartel, coalition, confederacy, confederation, federation, , league, organization, union. See CONNECT, GROUP, POLITICS. 2. The state of being associated: affiliation, association, combination, conjunction, connection, cooperation, partnership. See NEAR.

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  • alliance — ALLIANCE. subs. fém. Union par mariage. Il a fait une grande alliance en mariant sa fille à un homme d une si haute naissance. Ces Maisons sont jointes par plusieurs alliances. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De l union, de la confédération qui se fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • alliance — alliance, league, coalition, fusion, confederacy, confederation, federation agree in the idea of combination, chiefly political, for a common object. Alliance applies particularly to a joining of interests on the part of families (by marriage) or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Alliance — Al*li ance, n. [OE. aliaunce, OF. aliance, F. alliance, fr. OF. alier, F. allier. See {Ally}, and cf. LL. alligantia.] 1. The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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