rise

verb
\ ˈrīz How to pronounce rise (audio) \
rose\ ˈrōz How to pronounce rose (audio) \; risen\ ˈri-​zᵊn How to pronounce risen (audio) \; rising\ ˈrī-​ziŋ How to pronounce rising (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 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 design incorporates favorite love quotations from Shakespeare, along with stylized illustrations of flowers mentioned in his works (wildflowers, the Tudor rose), sprigs of berries, and bees. The Reader's Catalog, "Shakespeare Love Silk Chiffon Scarf," 17 June 2019 Despite a tight labor market, employee salaries aren't rising fast enough to make up for years of wage stagnation. Chris Lu For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 3,614 days. It's time to put hard-working Americans first," 16 June 2019 With Zimbabwe’s economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. Fox News, "'We are trapped': Zimbabwe's economic crunch hits passports," 16 June 2019 Get our daily newsletter But, like its gas, Kurdistan is rising. The Economist, "Two years after a disastrous referendum, Iraq’s Kurds are prospering," 15 June 2019 Those roars will rise Sunday if Koepka finds a way to hoist the U.S. Open trophy one more time. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Brooks Koepka lurks in U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, eyeing slice of history," 15 June 2019 Priyanka Chopra rises 6-2 on Top Actors below Evans, snagging the week’s most-engaged-with post by an actor: a June 5 Instagram upload promoting her recent photo shoot with In Style that garnered 2.1 million favorites and 9,000 comments. Kevin Rutherford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Social Climbers Charts: Chris Evans Returns to No. 1 on Top Actors, ‘The Good Place’ Leaps After Finale Announcement," 15 June 2019 Hourly pay for retail workers has risen 4.1% in the past year and 3.8% for hotel and restaurant employees. Hope Yen And Calvin Woodward, chicagotribune.com, "Fact check: Trump's statements on Iran, trade and the wall range from a little off to flatly false," 15 June 2019 Warren has risen in the Democratic race as voters take note of her policy focus. Sahil Kapur, Fortune, "Elizabeth Warren's Populist Positions Echo a Certain Republican—Donald Trump," 15 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Advocacy increased in the 1970s with the rise of the women’s liberation movement. Tate Royer, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: The biggest fight facing the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t on the field," 14 June 2019 But with the rise of streaming, a new era has arrived. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 June 2019 With the rise in status, Juana became increasingly politically useful and Philip began attempting to assert increasing control over his independent-minded wife. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "What Was Catherine of Aragon's Sister, Juana la Loca, Really Like?," 10 June 2019 Sociologists and psychologists point out the body positive movement, which exploded in recent years with the rise of social media platforms like Instagram, can help counter or expand beauty standards. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "Summer is sexist: Women have to sweat 'bikini bodies,' hair removal, camp and crime," 7 June 2019 Yet even with rise in numbers of translations, those books still come from only a few places. Dan Kopf, Quartzy, "Half of all translated books in the US come from just nine countries," 6 June 2019 Given the fact that the Ledi-Geraru tools were found alongside the bones of animals, including gazelles and giraffes, the team argues that early humans’ shift toward skilled stone tool-making coincided with a rise in scavenging opportunities. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Humans May Have Been Crafting Stone Tools for 2.6 Million Years," 4 June 2019 The change, which coincides with the rise of European colonization in Australia, became more pronounced during the past 70 years, a time marked by widespread water pollution from clearing the land, raising livestock and growing monoculture crops. Quanta Magazine, "Ancient DNA Yields Snapshots of Vanished Ecosystems," 29 May 2019 The gaming equivalent of literature's short story only really became feasible with the rise of the Internet, which reduced distribution costs down to practically zero. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "In praise of ultra-short games," 29 May 2019

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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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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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