rally

Use the verb rally to describe that last push to finish a difficult something. When you hit that last mile in the race and are so tired you want to quit, that's when you rally, finding the strength to pick up the pace.

The verb rally is often used to describe a physical effort that has been renewed, but it can describe anything that involves bouncing back from a setback. For example, if something makes you feel disappointed, you rally to get your positive attitude back. Rally can also describe bringing people together, often to support a cause. The event itself is also called a rally, like pep rally in which students boost the confidence of their team as it heads into the championship game.

Definitions of rally
  1. verb
    gather or bring together
    “she rallied her intellect”
    synonyms: come up, muster, muster up, summon
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    type of:
    collect, garner, gather, pull together
    assemble or get together
  2. verb
    gather
    synonyms: beat up, drum up
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    type of:
    collect, pull in
    get or bring together
  3. verb
    call to arms; of military personnel
    synonyms: call up, mobilise, mobilize
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    Antonyms:
    demobilise, demobilize, inactivate
    release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
    type of:
    call, send for
    order, request, or command to come
  4. noun
    a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
    synonyms: mass meeting
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    types:
    pep rally
    a rally (especially of students) before a game
    revival, revival meeting
    an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
    type of:
    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  5. verb
    return to a former condition
    “The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends”
    “The stock market rallied
    synonyms: rebound
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    type of:
    go back, recover, recuperate
    regain a former condition after a financial loss
  6. noun
    the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    “he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning”
    “he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack”
    synonyms: rallying
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    type of:
    effort, exploit, feat
    a notable achievement
  7. noun
    a marked recovery of strength or spirits during an illness
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    type of:
    convalescence, recovery, recuperation
    gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  8. verb
    harass with persistent criticism or carping
    synonyms: bait, cod, rag, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit
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    types:
    barrack, flout, gibe, jeer, scoff
    laugh at with contempt and derision
    banter, chaff, jolly, josh, kid
    be silly or tease one another
    type of:
    bemock, mock
    treat with contempt
  9. noun
    (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
    “after a short rally Connors won the point”
    synonyms: exchange
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    type of:
    group action
    action taken by a group of people
  10. noun
    an automobile race run over public roads
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    type of:
    auto race, automobile race, car race
    a race between (usually high-performance) automobiles
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