rally around


: to join together to support (someone or something) in a difficult time or situation
We rallied around our neighbors when their house burned down.
When the town library lost its funding, the community rallied around it.

Examples of rally around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mattera lauded Florida and DeSantis for the bill’s passage and called on Democrats in New York to rally around his bill as Democrats did in Florida. Emma Colton, Fox News, 9 Apr. 2024 But in a heartwarming moment, her friends rally around her. Sari Hitchins, Parents, 4 Apr. 2024 That gave evangelicals and other conservatives leery of Mr. Trump’s character a reason to rally around him with the certainty that the next president would get an immediate appointment to the court. Carl Hulse, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 Another hurdle: The two senators most likely to control its fate have yet to rally around the bill or agree to take it up. Mariana Alfaro, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2024 And Kotb has been in awe of the village that has assembled to rally around her and Hope. Charlotte Triggs, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 Stein and Democrats, meanwhile, will likely continue to rally around reproductive rights in the lead-up to November. USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024 Republicans look likely to rally around Madison businessman Eric Hovde as their candidate. Journal Sentinel, 10 Feb. 2024 The aim is believed to try to boost Garvey so Republicans will rally around him and propel him to second place, a strategy that appears to be succeeding. David Lightman, Sacramento Bee, 2 Mar. 2024

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“Rally around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rally%20around. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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