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 tothe 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 Crowley rose from Milwaukee's challenged 53206 ZIP code to the county's top post. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "David Crowley sworn in as next Milwaukee County executive," 4 May 2020 The Nasdaq Composite rose 105.77 points, or 1.2%, to 8710.71. Paul Vigna And Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Stocks Rise Slightly Despite Renewed U.S.-China Tensions, Buffett Comments," 4 May 2020 In some Indianapolis neighborhoods, young black leaders are rising to the challenge of the moment. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "'We're not the generation of tomorrow': Young black leaders rise to challenge of coronavirus," 4 May 2020 Now, with the U.S. passing 69,000 deaths in early May, the deaths predicted by the models clearly must rise again. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "Donald Trump’s Death March," 4 May 2020 Schwartz rose in the CBS ranks even as Bing's profile grew larger. Andrew Nusca, Fortune, "Gil Schwartz, a.k.a. Stanley Bing, 1951-2020," 3 May 2020 The share of food spending at restaurants and bars (including takeout) has been slowly rising for for over half a century. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "In March, Americans shopped at the grocery store like it was 1996," 3 May 2020 Operating profits rose nearly 6% to $5.9 billion in the quarter. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports nearly $50 billion loss," 2 May 2020 America’s unemployment rate rose to around 10% after the global financial crisis and to 25% during the Depression. The Economist, "Free exchange Why the unemployed in America could face a lost decade," 2 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The pandemic has given rise to many urgent needs, from food to medical equipment. Charles Koch, Fortune, "Charles Koch: How individual actions can make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic," 18 May 2020 TikTok, in particular, has given rise to an entire class of barista influencers. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, "Starbucks Recipes You Can Recreate At Home, According To The Internet," 14 May 2020 Now the advance of cellphones and, more recently, the new high-speed networks built to serve them have given rise to a paranoid coalition who believe to varying degrees in a massive cover-up of deleterious harm. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "Something in the Air," 14 May 2020 The murders gave rise to the state’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission, an effort to intensively research and learn from grievous failures of the criminal justice system. Caroline Fraser, The New York Review of Books, "When Will We Care About Domestic Violence?," 13 May 2020 All this gives rise to an essential question: Does California need Musk more than Musk needs California? Los Angeles Times, "Column: Does Elon Musk need California more than California needs Elon Musk?," 11 May 2020 The answer to that question may lie in newly-reopened Asian countries like China and South Korea, where new clusters of cases are giving rise to fears of a second wave. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, May 11," 11 May 2020 From spring rolls to sushi, the vast continent of Asia (and its islands) has given rise to an incredibly wide array of finger foods. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "37 Best Asian Appetizers and Finger Foods," 8 May 2020 Because his recipe gave rise to the most prominent Fluff product, Query is usually credited as its sole inventor, though the Curtises preceded him by four years. TheWeek, "The forgotten inventor of the fluffernutter sandwich," 2 May 2020

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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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7 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rise. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for rise

rise

verb
How to pronounce rise (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of rise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

rise

noun
How to pronounce rise (audio) How to pronounce rise (audio)

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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