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RAL'LY, verb transitive [This seems to be a compound of re, ra, and lier, Latin ligo, to unite.]

1. To reunite; to collect and reduce to order troops dispersed or thrown into confusion.

2. To collect; to unite; as things scattered.

RAL'LY, verb transitive [See Raillery.]

To treat with good humor and pleasantry, or with slight contempt or satire, according to the nature of the case.

Honeycomb rallies me upon a country life.

Strephon had long confess'd his am'rous pain, which gay Corinna rallied with disdain.

RAL'LY, verb intransitive

1. To assemble; to unite.

Innumerable parts of matter chanced then to rally together and to form themselves into this new world.

2. To come back to order.

The Grecians rally and their pow'rs unite.

3. To use pleasantry or satirical merriment.

RAL'LY, noun

1. The act of bringing disordered troops to their ranks.

2. Exercise of good humor or satirical merriment.