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A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
1. (politics)
a. to form an alliance
Los dos partidos se aliaron para oponerse a los caudillos militares.The two parties formed an alliance to oppose the warlords.
2. (to band together)
a. to join forces
Las dos marcas se aliaron para lanzar una potente campaña publicitaria navideña.The two brands joined forces to launch a strong Christmas advertising campaign.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (politics; used with "con")
a. to ally oneself with
El rey Ricardo se alió con Felipe de España para oponerse a su padre Enrique.King Richard allied himself with Philip of Spain to oppose his father Henry.
4. (to band together; used with "con")
a. to ally oneself with
La empresa se alió con una start-up para producir la nueva tableta.The company allied itself with a start-up to produce the new tablet.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (politics)
a. to ally
El negociador consiguió aliar dos naciones que habían sido enemigas en el pasado.The negotiatior managed to ally two nations with a history of mutual enmity.
6. (to unite)
a. to combine
El artista alía en su obra dos estilos pictóricos muy diferentes.The artist combines two very different pictorial styles in his work.
b. to ally
Diane alió su experiencia de dirección con su don de gentes para establecer un negocio propio.She allied her management experience with her good people skills to set up her own company.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (naciones)
a. to ally
2. (cualidades)
a. to combine
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to form an alliance
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transitive verb
to ally; bring into an alliance
pronominal verb
aliarse to form an alliance
aliarse con to ally o.s. with; side with
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