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rally

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verb ral·ly \ˈra-lē\

Definition of rally

ral·liedral·ly·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to muster for a common purpose b :  to recall to order

  3. 2 a :  to arouse for action b :  to rouse from depression or weakness

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to come together again to renew an effort

  6. 2 :  to join in a common cause

  7. 3 :  recover, rebound <rallied briefly from his illness>

  8. 4 :  to engage in a rally



Origin of rally

French rallier, from Old French ralier, from re- + alier to unite — more at ally


First Known Use: 1603


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rally

noun ral·ly

Simple Definition of rally

  • : a public meeting to support or oppose someone or something

  • finance : an increase in price or value after a decrease in price or value

  • sports : an occurrence in which a team or player that has been behind or playing badly begins to play well

Full Definition of rally

plural rallies

  1. 1 a :  a mustering of scattered forces to renew an effort b :  a summoning up of strength or courage after weakness or dejection c :  a recovery of price after a decline d :  a renewed offensive

  2. 2 :  a mass meeting intended to arouse group enthusiasm

  3. 3 :  a series of shots interchanged between players (as in tennis) before a point is won

  4. 4 also ral·lye [French rallye, from English 1rally] :  an automobile competition using public roads and ordinary traffic rules with the object of maintaining a specified average speed between checkpoints over a route unknown to the participants until the start of the event

Examples of rally

  1. Supporters held a rally for the candidate.

  2. Protesters staged an antiwar rally.

  3. Stock prices are up after the dollar's rally yesterday.



1651

First Known Use of rally

1651


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rally

verb ral·ly

Definition of rally

ral·liedral·ly·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attack with raillery :  banter



Origin of rally

French railler to mock, rally — more at rail


First Known Use: 1668




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