- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to come together or bring people together in order to help or support someone or something rally (around/behind/to somebody/something) The party rallied behind the President. Many national newspapers rallied to his support. rally somebody/something (around/behind/to somebody/something) They have rallied a great deal of support for their campaign. The country hastily rallied its defenses.
- 2[intransitive] to become healthier, stronger, etc. after a period of illness, weakness, etc. synonym recover He never really rallied after the operation. The champion rallied to win the second set 6–3.
- 3[intransitive] (finance) (especially of share prices or a country's money) to increase in value after falling in value synonym recover The company's shares had rallied slightly by the close of trading. The pound rallied against the dollar. Phrasal Verbsrally around
NAmE//ˈræli//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rally
he / she / it rallies
past simple rallied
-ing form rallying