rise

verb
\ ˈrīz How to pronounce rise (audio) \
rose\ ˈrōz How to pronounce rise (audio) \; risen\ ˈri-​zᵊn How to pronounce rise (audio) \; rising\ ˈrī-​ziŋ How to pronounce rise (audio) \

Definition of rise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting
b : to get up from sleep or from one's bed
2 : to return from death
3 : to take up arms rise in rebellion
4 : to respond warmly : applaud usually used with to the audience rose to her verve and wit
5 chiefly British : to end a session : adjourn
6 : to appear above the horizon the sun rises at six
7a : to move upward : ascend
b : to increase in height, size, volume, or pitch
8 : to extend above other objects mountain peaks rose to the west
9a : to become heartened or elated his spirits rose
b : to increase in fervor or intensity my anger rose as I thought about the insult
10a : to attain a higher level or rank officers who rose from the ranks
b : to increase in quantity or number
11a : to take place : happen
b : to come into being : originate
12 : to follow as a consequence : result
13 : to exert oneself to meet a challenge rise to the occasion

rise

noun
\ ˈrīz How to pronounce rise (audio) also ˈrīs How to pronounce rise (audio) \

Definition of rise (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a spot higher than surrounding ground : hilltop
b : an upward slope a rise in the road
2 : an act of rising or a state of being risen: such as
a : a movement upward : ascent
b : emergence (as of the sun) above the horizon
c : the upward movement of a fish to seize food or bait
3 : beginning, origin the river had its rise in the mountain
4 : the distance or elevation of one point above another
5a : an increase especially in amount, number, or volume
b chiefly British : raise sense 3b
c : an increase in price, value, rate, or sum a rise in the cost of living
6 : an angry reaction got a rise out of him
7 : the distance from the crotch to the waistline on pants

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Verb

spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem mean to come up or out of something into existence. spring implies rapid or sudden emerging. an idea that springs to mind arise and rise may both convey the fact of coming into existence or notice but rise often stresses gradual growth or ascent. new questions have arisen slowly rose to prominence originate implies a definite source or starting point. the fire originated in the basement derive implies a prior existence in another form. the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception. words flowed easily from her pen issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet. blood issued from the cut emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source. reports emanating from the capital proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause. advice that proceeds from the best of intentions stem implies originating by dividing or branching off from something as an outgrowth or subordinate development. industries stemming from space research

Examples of rise in a Sentence

Verb Smoke was rising into the air. Bubbles rose to the surface of water. The tide rose and fell. The land rises as you move away from the coast. a tower rising above the little town a politician who rose to fame very quickly The book has risen to the top of best-seller lists. People are angry about rising gasoline prices. The market is continuing to rise. The wind rose in the afternoon. Noun We watched the rise and fall of the waves. The book describes the empire's rise and fall. the meteoric rise of the Internet a politician's rise to fame
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The state is projecting a budget surplus of nearly $250 million in the current fiscal year, and the rainy day fund for fiscal emergencies is projected to rise to $3.8 billion later this year. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Liberal Democrats in Connecticut want to raise taxes on the wealthy, but Gov. Lamont says leave that to President Biden," 2 May 2021 The company, which makes 90% of its sales overseas, expects revenue to rise further this year, driven by demand across North America, Asia and Europe. Paul Hannon, WSJ, "As Covid-19 Vaccine Campaign Accelerates in Europe, Optimism Swells Despite Recession," 30 Apr. 2021 Prices for many goods and services are expected to rise this year with the booming economy, but most economists see the increase as transitory. Don Lee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "U.S. economic growth surges in 1st quarter, foreshadowing booming recovery from pandemic," 29 Apr. 2021 For the 15 affected counties, Friday will mark the third indoor dining ban since COVID-19 cases first began to rise last year. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "What does Oregon’s new indoor dining shutdown mean for restaurants, and how long will it last?," 28 Apr. 2021 So is Peloton stock poised to rise further or is a correction looking imminent? Trefis Team, Forbes, "Peloton Stock Falls On Tread+ Safety Issues. Will It Recover?," 21 Apr. 2021 Most economists expect the unemployment rate to rise this year at least temporarily. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, "Pandemic economics: Europe’s employers kept workers on payrolls, America’s bosses did not," 20 Apr. 2021 The country’s department of forestry, fisheries and the environment credited coronavirus lockdowns with deterring criminal activity but said the threat of poaching began to rise late last year when restrictions began lifting. Jennifer Hassan, Anchorage Daily News, "Elephants trample suspected rhino poacher to death in South African national park," 20 Apr. 2021 The country’s department of forestry, fisheries and the environment credited coronavirus lockdowns with deterring criminal activity but said the threat of poaching began to rise late last year when restrictions began lifting. Washington Post, "Elephants trample suspected rhino poacher to death in South African national park," 20 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While vaccinations are on the rise and businesses are starting to reopen, many believe the pandemic will create a permanent shift to remote work for thousands of downtown employees. Star Tribune, "Metro Transit prepares for commuters to return," 8 May 2021 The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to a fresh record Wednesday as concern about the potential for a rise in interest rates eased. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, "Dow Industrials Rise to New High," 5 May 2021 However, the ice sheets are larger, longer-term threats for sea-level rise. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "'Alarming': World's glaciers are melting faster than ever because of global warming, study says," 29 Apr. 2021 The ice sheets are larger longer term threats for sea level rise. NBC News, "Satellites show world’s glaciers melting faster than ever," 28 Apr. 2021 Somebody, whose identity is still unclear, bought $40 million worth of VIX call options positioned for a rise in the index to over 25 in the next three months. Larry Light, Forbes, "Look Out: Here Comes Higher Stock Volatility," 28 Apr. 2021 The ice sheets are larger longer term threats for sea level rise. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Satellite images show glacier melt accelerating worldwide," 28 Apr. 2021 Sierra Kener, a hairstylist at Los Angeles' Nine Zero One, credits Gigi Hadid's recent dye job and Netflix's The Queen's Gambit for the recent rise of copper hair on TikTok. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Copper Is TikTok's Biggest Hair Color Trend Right Now," 23 Apr. 2021 The reduction reflected higher projections for sea level rise. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, "Rerouting the Mississippi River could build new land—and save a retreating coast," 22 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of rise

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for rise

Verb

Middle English, from Old English rīsan; akin to Old High German rīsan to rise

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The first known use of rise was before the 12th century

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10 May 2021

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“Rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rise. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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rise

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to move upward
: to become higher
: to slope or extend upward

rise

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rise (Entry 2 of 2)

: an increase in amount, number, level, etc.
: an upward movement
: the act of advancing to a higher level or position : the process by which something or someone becomes established, popular, successful, etc.

rise

verb
\ ˈrīz How to pronounce rise (audio) \
rose\ ˈrōz \; risen\ ˈri-​zᵊn \; rising\ ˈrī-​ziŋ \

Kids Definition of rise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to get up from lying, kneeling, or sitting
2 : to get up from sleeping in a bed
3 : to go or move up The leather ball cleared the wall, still rising.— Jon Scieszka, Knights of the Kitchen Table
4 : to swell in size or volume The river was rising. Their voices rose as they argued.
5 : to increase in amount or number Prices are rising.
6 : to become encouraged or grow stronger Their spirits rose.
7 : to appear above the horizon The sun rises at six.
8 : to gain a higher rank or position He rose to colonel. The game rose in popularity.
9 : to come into being The river rises in the hills.
10 : to successfully deal with a difficult situation She rose to the challenge.
11 : to return from death
12 : to launch an attack or revolt The people rose in rebellion.

Other Words from rise

riser \ ˈrī-​zər \ noun an early riser

rise

noun

Kids Definition of rise (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an increase in amount, number, or volume a rise in prices
2 : upward movement the rise and fall of waves
3 : the act of gaining a higher rank or position a rise to power
4 : beginning sense 1, origin the rise of democracy
5 : an upward slope
6 : a spot higher than surrounding ground
7 : an angry reaction She's just saying that to get a rise out of you.

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