"rallied" in the verb sense
1. beat up, drum up, rally
"drum up support"
2. call up, mobilize, mobilise, rally
call to arms of military personnel
3. muster, rally, summon, come up, muster up
gather or bring together
"muster the courage to do something"
"she rallied her intellect"
"Summon all your courage"
4. rally, rebound
return to a former condition
"The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"
"The stock market rallied"
5. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride
harass with persistent criticism or carping
"The children teased the new teacher"
"Don't ride me so hard over my failure"
"His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
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