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English noun: rally

1. rally (group) a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm


Synonymsmass meeting


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering


Narrower (hyponym)pep rally, revival, revival meeting

2. rally (act) the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort


SamplesHe singled to start a rally in the 9th inning.
He feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack.


Synonymsrallying


Broader (hypernym)effort, exploit, feat

3. rally (process) a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness


Broader (hypernym)convalescence, recovery, recuperation

4. rally (event) an automobile race run over public roads


Broader (hypernym)auto race, automobile race, car race

5. rally (act) (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes


SamplesAfter a short rally Connors won the point.


Synonymsexchange


Broader (hypernym)group action


Domain categorybadminton, lawn tennis, Ping-Pong, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, table tennis, tennis


English verb: rally

1. rally (contact) gather


SamplesDrum up support.


Synonymsbeat up, drum up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collect, pull in

2. rally (competition) call to arms; of military personnel


Synonymscall up, mobilise, mobilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)call, send for


Antonymsdemobilise, demobilize, inactivate

3. rally (contact) gather or bring together


SamplesMuster the courage to do something.
She rallied her intellect.
Summon all your courage.


Synonymscome up, muster, muster up, summon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together

4. rally (change) return to a former condition


SamplesThe jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends.
The stock market rallied.


ExamplesThe stock market is going to rally , The business is going to rally


Synonymsrebound


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go back, recover, recuperate

5. rally (communication) harass with persistent criticism or carping


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbait, cod, rag, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock


Narrower (hyponym)banter, barrack, chaff, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, scoff









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