What is the meaning of rally?

Subtopics: recovery 


  • A large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm.
  • The feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort.
    • usage: "he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning"; "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"
  • A marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness.
  • An automobile race run over public roads.
  • Sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes. (
    • usage: "after a short rally Connors won the point"


  • Gather.
    • usage: "drum up support"
  • Call to arms; of military personnel.
  • Gather or bring together.
    • usage: "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
  • Return to a former condition.
    • usage: "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"
  • Harass with persistent criticism or carping.
    • usage: "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
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