Nicolas Flamel: Grindelwald rallies at the cemetery tonight, and there will be death.

I am trying to understand what "rally" means in this context.

It's a new word to me, so I looked it up in the dictionary and found out that it could mean either "to conduct a large meeting" or "to recover and become stronger".

Both options might fit into the plot, so the sentence is very ambiguous to me.


The thing I am trying to grasp is whether Nicolas Flamel knew the upcoming event would strengthen Grindelwald or he just reported that the meeting is about to take place.


It could be both at once. To rally one's forces meant to gather them together, perhaps to recover, reorganise, gather strength, etc. I believe this is the origin of the 'large meeting' sense.

  • Grindelwald organising a rally is a terrible message to hear. It requires no further discussion, but action. I get it. Thank you. – Andrew Tobilko Feb 17 '19 at 23:07

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