1 [U] action or state of being joined or associated 结合; 结盟
*States seek to become stronger through alliance. 各国力求通过结盟而更加强大.
2 [C] union or association formed for mutual benefit, esp between families (by marriage), countries or organizations 联姻; 联盟; 联合
*enter into/break off an alliance with a neighbouring state 与邻国结成[解除]联盟.
3 (idm 习语) in alliance (with sb/sth) united; joined together 与...联合; 与...结合
*We are working in alliance with our foreign partners. 我们与外国合伙人联合一道工作.
an arrangement in which two or more countries, groups etc agree to work together to try to change or achieve somethingalliance with Britain's military alliance with her NATO partnersalliance between the possibility of a political alliance between the two partiesmake/enter into/form/forge an alliance
(=agree to work together) The companies have formed an alliance to market the product.
a group of two or more countries, groups etc who work together to achieve something independent organizations and alliancesin alliance (with sb/sth)
if two groups, countries etc are in alliance, they work together to achieve something or protect each another Relief workers in alliance with local charities are trying to help the famine victims.formal
a close relationship, especially a marriage, between people
1. They tried to forge an alliance. 他们试图建立同盟。
2. There can be no real cohesion in an alliance if the parties have little in common. 如果一个联盟的参与者之间没什么共同性，那么就没有真正的凝结力可言。
3. They tried to forge an alliance. 他们试图建立同盟。
4. In the mid-1870s, French artist Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was working on an enormous project called Liberty Enlightening the World, a monument celebrating US independence and the France-America alliance. 19世纪70年代中期，法国艺术家弗里德里克·奥古斯特·巴托尔迪正在设计一个大项目，名为"自由照耀世界"。这是一座庆祝美国独立和美法联盟的纪念碑。