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Noun: rallying  ra-lee-ing
  1. The act of mobilizing for a common purpose
    "the bell was a signal for the rallying of the whole neighbourhood"
     
  2. The feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    "he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack";
    - rally
Adjective: rallying  ra-lee-ing
  1. Rousing or recalling to unity and renewed effort
    "a rallying cry"
Verb: rally  ra-lee
  1. Bring together people for a common purpose or generate support a particular action
    "rally support";
    - beat up, drum up
     
  2. Call to arms; of military personnel
    - call up, mobilize, mobilise [Brit]
     
  3. Gather or bring together
    "she rallied her intellect";
    - muster, summon, come up, muster up
     
  4. Return to a former condition
    "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied";
    - rebound
     
  5. Deliberately provoke by mocking or poking fun, often in an aggressive manner
    - tease, razz [N. Amer], rag, cod, bait, taunt, twit, ride [N. Amer], wind up [Brit]

Derived forms: rallyings

See also: encouraging

Type of: bemock, call, collect, effort, exploit, feat, garner, gather, go back, mobilisation [Brit], mobilization, mock, pull in, pull together, recover, recuperate, send for

Encyclopedia: Rallying

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