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rallied (ˈrælɪd) 

Definitions

past participle of verb, past tense of verb

  1. of rally1

rally1 (ˈrælɪ Pronunciation for rally1

Definitions

verb

-lies, -lying, -lied
  1. to bring (a group, unit, etc) into order, as after dispersal, or (of such a group) to reform and come to order   ⇒ the troops rallied for a final assault
  2. when intr, foll by to to organize (supporters, etc) for a common cause or (of such people) to come together for a purpose
  3. to summon up (one's strength, spirits, etc) or (of a person's health, strength, or spirits) to revive or recover
  4. (intransitive) (stock exchange) to increase sharply after a decline   ⇒ steels rallied after a bad day
  5. (intransitive) (tennis, squash, badminton) to engage in a rally

noun

(plural) -lies
  1. a large gathering of people for a common purpose, esp for some political cause   ⇒ the Nuremberg Rallies
  2. a marked recovery of strength or spirits, as during illness
  3. a return to order after dispersal or rout, as of troops, etc
  4. (stock exchange) a sharp increase in price or trading activity after a decline
  5. (tennis, squash, badminton) an exchange of several shots before one player wins the point
  6. a type of motoring competition over public and closed roads

Derived Forms

ˈrallier noun

Word Origin

C16: from Old French rallier, from re- + alier to unite; see ally

Synonyms

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= recovery, improvement, comeback, revival, renewal, resurgence, recuperation, turn for the better,
= regrouping, stand, reunion, reorganization
= gather together, unite, bring together, regroup, reorganize, reassemble, re-form,
= recover, improve, pick up, revive, get better, come round, perk up, recuperate, turn the corner, pull through, take a turn for the better, regain your strength, get your second wind, be on the mend,

rally2 (ˈrælɪ Pronunciation for rally2

Definitions

verb

-lies, -lying, -lied
  1. to mock or ridicule (someone) in a good-natured way; chaff; tease

Word Origin

C17: from Old French railler to tease; see rail²

Synonyms

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= tease, mock, ridicule, taunt, send up, make fun of, poke fun at, twit, chaff, take the mickey out of

Example Sentences Including 'rallied'

Blair rallied to his support, saying:'The question is, is something in someone's private life an interference with their public duty?
Spiked (2004)
But Sonia rallied none the less, and praised the Lord with the other sick people living in the church haven.
Emecheta, Buchi Gwendolen
Condit's comments also got an icy reception from many constituents, though some rallied behind him.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Down in the top-five matches, the Europeans rallied to claim 2½ from them.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Everyone rallied round me, like we're all doing with Matthew now.
Mosco, Maisie Out of the Ashes
He was bumped off the track on the 43rd lap, but rallied to finish fifth.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Henin-Hardenne, the defending champion and seeded second, rallied past Ludmila Cervanova of Slovakia 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Meanwhile, Herr Fidelity, that brutish dictator, looks down from the grey castle walls and surveys his rallied power with a functional nod.
Edward Docx THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)
Though the defendant could question witnesses rallied against him, he couldn't call his own witnesses or speak in his own behalf.
Colin Beavan FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)

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