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rally

noun

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 an act of gathering forces together to renew or attempt an effort
  • in a last-minute rally the Confederates at Bull Run were able to turn a near defeat into an upset victory

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2 a mass meeting for the purpose of displaying or arousing support for a cause or person
  • a huge rally for the candidate on the eve of the election

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3 the process or period of gradually regaining one's health and strength
  • the doctors were amazed at the sick child's unexpected rally, which was apparently due to the new drug

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verb (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of rally (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to assemble and make ready for action
  • rallied the Red Cross workers to deal with the devastating earthquake

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2 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness
  • despite the best care that medicine could provide, the elderly woman never really rallied from her fractured hip

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3 to regain a former or normal state
  • after wavering a moment on the balance beam, she quickly rallied and finished with a fine dismount

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verb (2)

Synonyms of rally (Entry 3 of 3)

to make fun of in a good-natured way
  • his friends rallied him for missing an easy putt

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The first known use of rally was in 1599

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“Rally.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rally. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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