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rally1

ral·ly1

rally1

 
 
pronunciation:
rae li
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rallied, rallies, rallying
definition 1: to regather and reorganize after a fall into disorder, or to inspire with renewed spirit after a setback.
The commander rallied the troops after their retreat.
synonyms:
gather, regroup, reorganize
similar words:
inspire, mobilize, muster, unite
definition 2: to call together for some common goal; assemble; muster.
He rallied his supporters and asked for their vote.
synonyms:
assemble, muster
antonyms:
demobilize
similar words:
call, collect, convene, gather, mobilize, raise, regroup, unite
definition 3: to revive, as if from a faint or illness.
The fresh air rallied his strength.
synonyms:
revive
similar words:
raise, recover, recuperate, renew
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to recover rapidly from or as if from weakness, illness, or loss; regain vigor or value.
She rallied as the fever subsided.The stock market rallied after a slump.
synonyms:
perk up, recover, recuperate
antonyms:
slump
similar words:
bounce back
definition 2: to assemble for some common goal; muster.
The community rallied to protest the building of the power plant.
synonyms:
assemble, gather
similar words:
congregate, convene, muster, organize
definition 3: to come to someone's aid; take someone's side; give support (often fol. by with or behind).
They rallied behind the president.
similar words:
unify, unite
definition 4: in sports such as tennis or volleyball, to hit the ball back and forth several times before a point is scored or before the game begins.
Let's just rally a bit till we warm up.
similar words:
volley
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: rallies
definition 1: an assembly of persons for a common purpose; gathering; demonstration.
They staged a rally in support of the candidate.
synonyms:
demonstration, protest
similar words:
assembly
definition 2: a rapid or sudden recovery from illness, a setback or loss, or the like.
Even the doctor was surprised at his patient's rally.
synonyms:
recovery
antonyms:
slump
definition 3: a regathering or reorganization after a dispersal or fall into disorder.
definition 4: in a sport such as tennis or volleyball, an exchange in which the ball is hit back and forth several times before a point is scored or before a game begins.
definition 5: a long distance auto race over public roads.
I've decided to enter the rally.
derivation: rallier (n.)
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