rally to

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rally to (someone or something)

1. To unite or join with someone or something to lend support or assistance. The local community has rallied to the family after it emerged that they were unable to pay their son's medical expenses. It has been extraordinary seeing people rally to the movement with such enthusiasm.
2. To cause, compel, or incite someone to unite or join with someone or something else to lend support or assistance. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "rally" and "to." We've been canvassing neighborhoods around the county in an effort to rally people to our cause. A group of fans has been trying to rally people to the actor following the scandalous allegations against him.
See also: rally

rally to someone or something

to unite in support of someone or something. The students rallied to Betty, their elected president. We all rallied to the cause.
See also: rally
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McCartney used the Mall rally to announce plans for the group's next high-profile events.
With their son Matt, 13, sandwiched between them, Bess and Randy Silverston of Granada Hills huddle together against the damp chill Sunday at a rally to raise funds for the North Valley Jewish Community Center.
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Bayan Lewis, acting chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, said it will take more than a one-day rally to teach youngsters about alternatives to gangs.
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Organizers urged each person at the rally to make a difference in small ways: reading aloud to a child, volunteering at a school or just befriending the lonely kid next door.
We expect a much stronger rally to follow from April into August before a sharper setback between September and October.
Nam Kiwhan of Overland Adventure commented "When we first started planning for the rally to the silk route, we wanted to install tracking devices so that we could be monitored 24 hours a day by third parties and so that we could maintain communication at all times.
Rally to Save Ahmanson Ranch, a broad-based community organization, is demanding that Ventura County conduct a new environmental impact study to replace a study that was based on outdated, 22-year-old traffic information.
Sheen, serving as spokesperson for Rally to Save Ahmanson Ranch, reminds radio listeners that traffic in Southern California is already intolerable, but points out that "it's only going to get worse, thanks to Washington Mutual Bank.
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Committee members communicated news about the march and rally to film workers throughout the industry by trade and consumer media advertising along with grass-roots techniques including flyers and chain phone calls, which were techniques used to stage highly successful FTAC rallies in Burbank and Sacramento earlier this year.