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Definition 1: (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after a short rally Connors won the point

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(rally belongs to category ...) a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

(rally belongs to category ...) a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net

(rally belongs to category ...) a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

(rally belongs to category ...) a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball

Definition 2: the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort - [noun denoting act]

Samples where rally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
  • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) a notable achievement

"he performed a great feat" "the book was her finest effort"

Definition 3: an automobile race run over public roads - [noun denoting event]

(rally is a kind of ...) a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles

Definition 4: a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

(... is a kind of rally ) a rally (especially of students) before a game

(... is a kind of rally ) an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion

Definition 5: a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness - [noun denoting process]

(rally is a kind of ...) gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

Definition 6: return to a former condition - [verb of change]

Samples where rally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends
  • The stock market rallied

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) regain a former condition after a financial loss

"We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90" "The company managed to recuperate"

Definition 7: harass with persistent criticism or carping - [verb of communication]

Samples where rally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The 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

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of rally ) laugh at with contempt and derision

"The crowd jeered at the speaker"

(... is a kind of rally ) be silly or tease one another

"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"

Definition 8: call to arms; of military personnel - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Definition 9: gather - [verb of contact]

Samples where rally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drum up support

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) get or bring together

"accumulate evidence"

Definition 10: gather or bring together - [verb of contact]

Samples where rally or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muster the courage to do something
  • she rallied her intellect
  • Summon all your courage

Synonyms for rally in the sense of this definition

(rally is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

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