|Origin:||rallier 'to reunite', from Old French alier; ALLY2|
rally2 past tense and past participle rallied, present participle rallying, third person singular rallies
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to come together, or to bring people together, to support an idea, a political party etc
Fellow Republicans rallied to the President's defense.
rally to do something
Surely the local business community could have rallied to raise the cash.
an attempt to rally support for the party
to become stronger again after a period of weakness or defeat [↪ recover]:
After a shaky start, he rallied and won the title in style.
The Tokyo stock market rallied later in the day.
rally around (somebody)phrasal verb
Her friends all rallied round when she was ill.