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  1. ral·ly
    IPA[ˈralē]
  2. verb

    • 1. (of troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion:

      De Montfort's troops rallied and drove back the king's infantry
      Synonym : reassemble, regroup, re-form, reunite, gather together again, get together again, round up
    • 2. bring together (forces) again in order to continue fighting:

      the king escaped to Perth to rally his own forces
      Synonym : muster, marshal, mobilize, raise, call up, call to arms, recruit, enlist, conscript, draft, assemble, bring together, call together, summon, gather, gather together, round up, mass, collect, convoke, levy
    • 3. assemble in a mass meeting:

      up to 50,000 people rallied in the city center
      Synonym : gather, accumulate, collect, assemble, amass, muster, marshal, organize, round up, garner, harvest, get up, raise, mobilize, whip up
    • 4. bring or come together in order to support a person or cause or for concerted action:

      a series of meetings to rally support for the union conservatives in the GOP rallied behind Goldwater
      Synonym : come/get together, band together, assemble, group, join, join together, join forces, link (up), combine, unite, ally, collaborate, cooperate, work together, act together, pull together
    • 5. recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise:

      she floundered for a moment, then rallied again they rallied her with a drink
      Synonym : recover, improve, get better, pick up, revive, come back, make a comeback, rebound, bounce back, perk up, look up, take a turn for the better, turn the/a corner, be given a new lease of life, take on a new lease of life, emerge from something, get over something, shake something off, come up smiling
    • 6. (of share, currency, or commodity prices) increase after a fall:

      prices of metals such as aluminum and copper have rallied
    • 7. drive in a rally:

      we're driving off to Spain to rally
    • 8. (in tennis and other racket sports) engage in a rally.

    noun

    • 1. a mass meeting of people making a political protest or showing support for a cause:

      a rally attended by around 100,000 people
      Synonym : meeting, mass meeting, gathering, assembly, tweetup, demonstration, march, protest march, parade, get-together, demo
    • 2. an open-air event for people who own a particular kind of vehicle:

      a traction engine rally
    • 3. a competition for motor vehicles in which they are driven a long distance over public roads or rough terrain, typically in stages and through checkpoints:

      a rally driver
    • 4. a quick or marked recovery after a reverse or a period of weakness:

      the market staged a late rally
    • 5. (in baseball and football) a renewed or sustained offensive, usually by the losing team, that ties or wins the game.

    • 6. (in tennis and other racket sports) an extended exchange of strokes between players:

      a rally of more than three strokes was a rarity
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: rally, plural noun: rallies

    • v.: verb: rally, 3rd person present: rallies, gerund or present participle: rallying, past tense: rallied, past participle: rallied

    • verb

      subject (someone) to good-humored ridicule; tease:
    • verb

      (of troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion:

      bring together (forces) again in order to continue fighting:

    • noun

      a mass meeting of people making a political protest or showing support for a cause:

      an open-air event for people who own a particular kind of vehicle:

    • verb

      subject (someone) to good-humoured ridicule; tease:
    • noun

      a meeting aimed at inspiring enthusiasm, especially one held before a sporting event.
    • noun

      a meeting aimed at inspiring enthusiasm, especially one held before a sporting event.
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