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rally

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[ ral-ee ]
/ 藞r忙l i /
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verb (used with object), ral路lied, ral路ly路ing.
verb (used without object), ral路lied, ral路ly路ing.
noun, plural ral路lies.
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Origin of rally

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First recorded in 1585鈥95; from French verb rallier, Old French, equivalent to r(e)-re- + allier 鈥渢o join鈥; see ally

OTHER WORDS FROM rally

ral路li路er, noun

Other definitions for rally (2 of 2)

rally2
[ ral-ee ]
/ 藞r忙l i /

verb (used with object), ral路lied, ral路ly路ing.
Rare. to ridicule in a good-natured way; banter.

Origin of rally

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First recorded in 1660鈥70; from French railler 鈥渢o rail2
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British Dictionary definitions for rally (1 of 2)

rally1
/ (藞r忙l瑟) /

verb -lies, -lying or -lied
noun plural -lies

Derived forms of rally

rallier, noun

Word Origin for rally

C16: from Old French rallier, from re- + alier to unite; see ally

British Dictionary definitions for rally (2 of 2)

rally2
/ (藞r忙l瑟) /

verb -lies, -lying or -lied
to mock or ridicule (someone) in a good-natured way; chaff; tease

Word Origin for rally

C17: from Old French railler to tease; see rail
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