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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.


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.


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


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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