The markets are rallying as home purchases are up 10 percent and gold hits a new high.
Paeans to patrimony and to the sanctity of land are good at rallying the faithful not only for Jews, but also Arabs.
rallying around the flag is the normal popular reaction to bombing.
The movement built its momentum by rallying citizens against out-of-control government spending.
However, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is rallying behind the incumbent.
This convention, repeated annually, has continued to be the rallying place of the opponents of the United Society.
They could not understand how there could ever be rallying from such a blow.
Nobody went to bed, but all passed the night in rallying and joking with each other.
She lied, rallying him, with jealousy eating at her own poor heart.
They determined to get them back, and were rallying desperately to battle.
"bring together," c.1600, from French rallier, from Old French ralier "reassemble, unite again," from re- "again" (see re-) + alier "unite" (see ally (v.)). Intransitive meaning "pull together hastily, recover order, revive, rouse" is from 1660s. Related: Rallied; rallying. Rally round the flag (1862) is a line from popular American Civil War song "Battle Cry of Freedom."
"make fun of, tease," 1660s, from French railler "to rail, reproach" (see rail (v.)).
1650s, originally in the military sense of "a regrouping for renewed action after a repulse," from rally (v.1). Sense of "mass meeting to stir enthusiasm" first attested 1840, American English. Sense of "gathering of automobile enthusiasts" is from 1932, from French rallye, itself from the English noun. Sports sense of "long series of hits" in tennis, etc., is from 1881, earlier "series of back-and-forth blows in a boxing match" (1829).