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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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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