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ral·ly 1

v. ral·lied, ral·ly·ing, ral·lies
1. To call together for a common purpose; assemble: rally troops at a parade ground.
2. To reassemble and restore to order: rally scattered forces.
3. To rouse or revive from inactivity or decline: paused to refresh themselves and rally their strength.
1. To come together for a common purpose: The candidate's supporters rallied on the common.
2. To join in an effort for a common cause: "In the terror and confusion of change, society rallied round the kings" (Garrett Mattingly).
a. To recover abruptly from a setback, disadvantage, or disease: The patient rallied after the fever broke.
b. To increase sharply in price or value after a decline: The housing market rallied in the spring.
4. Sports To exchange strokes before a point is won, as in tennis.
n. pl. ral·lies
1. A gathering, especially one intended to inspire enthusiasm for a cause: a political rally.
a. A reassembling, as of dispersed troops.
b. The signal ordering this reassembly.
a. An abrupt recovery from a setback, disadvantage, or disease: The doctor was delighted with the patient's rally.
b. A sharp increase in price or value after a decline.
4. Sports
a. An exchange of strokes in a court game such as tennis or volleyball, ending when one side fails to make a good return and resulting in a point or the loss of service.
b. A competition in which automobiles are driven over public roads and under normal traffic regulations but with specified rules as to speed, time, and route.
In sports such as volleyball, being a system of scoring in which points can be won both by the team that is serving and by the receiving team.

[French rallier, from Old French ralier : re-, re- + alier, to unite, ally; see ally.]

ral·ly 2

v. ral·lied, ral·ly·ing, ral·lies
To tease good-humoredly: "She rallied him upon his battered scalp and his creaking back" (Upton Sinclair).
To engage in good-humored teasing or jesting.

[French railler, from Old French, to tease; see rail3.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rallying - the act of mobilizing for a common purpose; "the bell was a signal for the rallying of the whole neighborhood"
mobilisation, mobilization - act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action; "mobilization of the country's economic resources"
2.rallying - the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort; "he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning"; "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"
exploit, feat, effort - a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
Adj.1.rallying - rousing or recalling to unity and renewed effort; "a rallying cry"
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
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[ˈrælɪɪŋ] CPD rallying call, rallying cry Nllamamiento m (para reanimar la resistencia etc)
rallying point N (Pol, Mil) → punto m de reunión
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