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

Inés, Justo, Gerardo and their chums initially spend their evenings beating up groups of Marxists, but through the film the stakes will rise, and political assassination will come into play. Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Spider' ('Araña'): Film Review | TIFF 2019," 7 Sep. 2019 The Black Knights defense rose up and made two key stops in the fourth quarter. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, "No. 7 Michigan survives upset bid from Army in overtime," 7 Sep. 2019 Some newcomers are keeping the art alive and established designers are trying new ideas, but the profession faces challenges as faster (and cheaper) competition booms, the skilled workforce dwindles, and costs keep rising. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "‘A dying art’: SF couture designer Lily Samii retires as industry evolves," 6 Sep. 2019 The advisory also warns that water levels in South Carolina will rise well before strong winds hit, and that large and destructive waves should be expected, too. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Hurricane Dorian Hits the Carolinas with 'Serious' Force as Bahamas Death Toll Rises to 23," 5 Sep. 2019 Similarly, consumer spending kept rising despite a steep pullback in business spending after the dot-com crash in 2000 and 2001. Neil Irwin, New York Times, "A Recession Isn’t Inevitable: The Case for Economic Optimism," 4 Sep. 2019 Forecasters say the relative humidity at and near the coast will rise to 60 percent to 70 percent. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego to hit 92 degrees Wednesday, the highest reading in more than a year," 4 Sep. 2019 Trump’s tariff will rise to 30% in October, bringing the total to 37.5%, and possibly causing another price increase. Lydia Depillis, ProPublica, "Everything You Need to Play Baseball Is Made in China — and Getting Hit by Trump’s Tariffs," 3 Sep. 2019 There really is a good reason the lift keeps rising away from you. Jesse Dunietz, Popular Mechanics, "The Hidden Science of Elevators," 2 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Xue Yu, an analyst at IDC, says the absence of Alibaba links on WeChat aided Pinduoduo’s rise. Wired, "China Has an Ecommerce Giant You’ve Never Heard Of," 9 Sep. 2019 Public health experts have said that Juul has largely propelled the rise, commanding about 75% of the e-cigarette market in the United States. Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN, "FDA warns leading e-cigarette maker Juul about its marketing practices," 9 Sep. 2019 Roman has done this dance before with a dual-threat quarterback, serving as offensive coordinator during Colin Kaepernick's meteoric rise with the 49ers. Si Wire, SI.com, "Ravens vs. Dolphins Live Stream: Watch Online, TV Channel, Start Time," 8 Sep. 2019 Grennan and people like Julius Nyerere’s British friend and assistant Joan Wicken played an important role in Mugabe’s rise. David B. Moore, Quartz Africa, "The many failures and betrayals of Robert Mugabe to his people," 7 Sep. 2019 High winds caused a massive crane to topple and crash onto an under-construction high-rise in downtown Halifax, stunning nearby residents. Fox News, "Dorian topples crane in Canada, causes widespread blackouts as storm marches north," 7 Sep. 2019 With a dissection, the chance of dying rises with every minute and every hour. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "He was 30 and almost died playing cornhole at IMS; now he's back at track," 6 Sep. 2019 But given the danger represented by that rise, America can choose to minimize its risk. Nicholas Phillips, National Review, "The Trade War Is Smart Geopolitics," 5 Sep. 2019 Brad Pitt quickly became Hollywood’s most in-demand heartthrob after 1991’s Thelma & Louise, but the fast rise took a toll on the actor. Ale Russian, PEOPLE.com, "Brad Pitt Says His Early Fame 'Really Threw Me': 'I Just Bonged Myself Into Oblivion'," 5 Sep. 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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