• IPA: /ˈɹæ.li/

rally (plural rallies)

  1. A demonstration; an event where people gather together to protest for or against a given cause
  2. (squash, table tennis, tennis, badminton) A sequence of strokes between serving and scoring a point.
  3. (motor racing) An event in which competitors drive through a series of timed special stages at intervals. The winner is the driver who completes all stages with the shortest cumulative time.
  4. (business, trading) A recovery after a decline in prices (said of the market, stocks, etc.)
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  1. To collect, and reduce to order, as troops dispersed or thrown into confusion; to gather again; to reunite.
  2. To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
    • 2019, Louise Taylor, Alex Morgan heads USA past England into Women’s World Cup final (in The Guardian, 2 July 2019)
      The USA were dominant but, to England’s immense credit, they repeatedly rallied, refusing to fold. Indeed they could conceivably have gone in level at the interval had Naeher not made an acrobatic, stretching, fingertip save to divert Walsh’s 25-yard thunderbolt as it whizzed unerringly on its apparently inexorable trajectory towards the top corner.
    • The Grecians rally, and their powers unite.
    • Innumerable parts of matter chanced just then to rally together, and to form themselves into this new world.
  3. To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
  4. (business, trading) To recover strength after a decline in prices; -- said of the market, stocks, etc.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: оправля́ться
  • Spanish: recobrarse, recuperarse, volver en sí
Translations Verb


  1. (transitive) To tease; to chaff good-humouredly.
    • Honeycomb […] rallies me after his way upon my country life.
    • Strephon had long confessed his amorous pain / Which gay Corinna rallied with disdain.

rally (uncountable)

  1. Good-humoured raillery.

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