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English definition of “rally”

rally

verb [I or T] (SUPPORT)    /ˈræl.i/
to (cause to) come together in order to provide support or make a shared effort: Supporters/Opponents of the new shopping development are trying to rally local people in favour of/against it. The prime minister has called on the public to rally to/behind the government. [+ obj + to infinitive ] The general rallied his forces to defend the town. 'Workers of the world unite' was their rallying cry/call (= a phrase said to encourage support).Forming groups (of people)
(Definition of rally verb (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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