Definition of rise above
1 : to not allow oneself to be hurt or controlled by (something bad or harmful) It's time to rise above petty bickering/politics.
2 : to be or become better than (something) The quality of the food never rises above average.
Word by Word Definitions
: to assume an upright position especially from lying, kneeling, or sitting
: to get up from sleep or from one's bed
: to return from death
: a spot higher than surrounding ground : hilltop
: an upward slope
: an act of rising or a state of being risen: such as
: in the sky : overhead
: in or to heaven
: in or to a higher place
: in or to a higher place than : over
: upriver of
: superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)
: something that is above
: a person whose name is written above
: a higher authority
: written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page
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