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rallying

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 4)

marked by or expressive of mild or good-natured teasing
  • he took his friends' rallying remarks about his girlfriend good-naturedly

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rallying

noun

Synonyms of rallying (Entry 2 of 4)

an act of gathering forces together to renew or attempt an effort
  • the rallying of students to support our petition for better bus service was made a lot easier by this morning's subzero temperatures

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rallying

verb (1)
present participle of rally

Synonyms & Antonyms of rallying (Entry 3 of 4)

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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rallying

verb (2)
present participle of rally

Synonyms of rallying (Entry 4 of 4)

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 rallying was in 1957

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“Rallying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rallying. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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