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

That provides much context for why history seems to be repeating itself today; ever since she’s taken a step back earlier this year, the rising scrutiny and speculations around her have seemingly only made things worse. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "What Exactly Is Going on With Britney Spears?," 15 May 2019 Although the Chevrolet Corvette C4 hasn't yet risen to the same heights of collector desirability as say, the Porsche 911 S/C and 911 Carrera of the same era, its day in the sun is definitely on the horizon. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Callaway Twin-Turbo Four-Speed Is a High-Performance Love Letter from the '80s," 15 May 2019 Along with other rising super stars like Shawn Mendes and Noah Centineo, Billie was recently tapped to star in Calvin Klein's newest campaign. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish Said She Wears Baggy Clothes For This Reason," 14 May 2019 China has legions of engineers and a rising weight... Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "China Could Lose Face, Get Rich From a Trade Deal," 14 May 2019 Being able to drink the waters of the ocean could solve countless problems across the globe: shortages, droughts, and even the chance to lower rising ocean levels. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "We Might Finally Be Able to Safely Drink Salt Water," 8 May 2019 Like Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor of Georgia, and Beto O’Rourke, who ran for Senate in Texas, Gillum was considered a 2018 rising Democratic star. Seamus Kirst, Teen Vogue, "Andrew Gillum Lost the 2018 Midterms, But He's Still Moving Florida Forward," 30 Apr. 2019 From Athens to Seoul, governments around the world are increasing the minimum wage, seeking to assuage voter concerns over years of weak pay growth and rising inequality. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "World Governments Test Minimum-Wage Raises," 4 May 2019 The fate of the 41-year-old craftsman, who first rose to fame on Fixer Upper, and his series might seem up in the air amidst the news. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Here's What Clint Harp Really Thinks of Chip and Joanna Gaines' DIY Network Takeover," 4 May 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While Kate Middleton and Princess Diana before her both gave birth in a hospital, most royal births have taken place at home and the practice is on the rise even outside of the royal family. Glamour, "Meghan Markle Didn't Have A Home Birth Like She Planned for the Royal Baby," 6 May 2019 The stock closed the day at $65.75, a rise of 163%. Brian Gormley, WSJ, "Beyond Meat Shares Soar in Nasdaq Debut," 2 May 2019 In an industry that is losing ground to tech-forward toys, Barbie reported 12 percent growth in gross sales in the last quarter of 2018, a rise attributed in part to a more diverse array of dolls that resonate better with socially conscious parents. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Barbie's 60th Birthday Wish Was to Be More Inclusive. Now What?," 2 May 2019 From the pen of the talented @tjenkinsreid comes the story of the rise and fall of a band in the 70s. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "'Daisy Jones & The Six' Surpassed #ReadWithMC Reviewers' Expectations," 1 May 2019 Advertising Prisoner rights advocates say the rise supports their argument that the prisons in one of America’s most heavily incarcerated states need more outside oversight. Jake Bleiberg, The Seattle Times, "Rise in suicide attempts in Texas prisons alarms advocates," 12 Apr. 2019 Fed officials voted unanimously on the increase, which will bring the benchmark federal-funds rate to a range between 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent, the ninth such rise since December 2015. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Another damning Facebook data-privacy report — and a new lawsuit — sink the social network’s shares," 20 Dec. 2018 That incredible rise made Lubin one of the richest men in crypto, with a net worth of between $1 and $5 billion, according to Forbes. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "ConsenSys plans to spin out most of its startups, and it’s going to mean layoffs," 20 Dec. 2018 The housing cost spike that started in the mid-2000s at the tail end of the pre-Recession building boom was initially caused by increases in material costs; the continued rise is now mostly a factor of rising labor costs. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rising labor costs send the price of house construction skyward," 17 Dec. 2018

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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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