uprise

verb
up·​rise | \ ˌəp-ˈrīz How to pronounce uprise (audio) \
uprose\ ˌəp-​ˈrōz How to pronounce uprise (audio) \; uprisen\ ˌəp-​ˈri-​zᵊn How to pronounce uprise (audio) \; uprising\ ˌəp-​ˈrī-​ziŋ How to pronounce uprise (audio) \

Definition of uprise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to rise to a higher position
b(1) : stand up
(2) : to get out of bed
c : to come into view especially from below the horizon
2 : to rise up in sound

uprise

noun
up·​rise | \ ˈəp-ˌrīz How to pronounce uprise (audio) \

Definition of uprise (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of uprising
2 : an upward slope

Other Words from uprise

Verb

upriser \ ˌəp-​ˈrī-​zər How to pronounce uprise (audio) , ˈəp-​ˌrī-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for uprise

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of uprise in a Sentence

Verb uprise! we have lots of work to do today! as we went from the coast into the state's interior, the land gradually began uprising and eventually we were on mountainous terrain Noun the sharp uprise leading up to the fortress would make an assault extremely difficult
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Koch education effort follows a national educators uprising that began last year over teacher pay and classroom conditions and escalated to major teacher strikes that shut down schools in multiple states. Sally Ho, The Seattle Times, 28 Jan. 2019 Uprising volunteers have come to court to make a list of candidates to bond out and learn about the cases. charlotteobserver, 12 May 2017 Company co-founder Jenna Walker, who started Artifact Uprising with sister Katie Thurmes in 2012, stepped down from day-to-day duties in August but is still an adviser. Tamara Chuang, The Denver Post, 17 Jan. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Justiniano says that the October 2019 social uprise and the pandemic deeply affected her family. Daniela Mohor W., CNN, 20 Nov. 2021 While teachers in Arizona are marching to the state Capitol Thursday, more than 10,000 teachers in Colorado are expected to demonstrate in Denver as part of this burgeoning teacher uprise. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, 26 Apr. 2018 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 26 July 2017 Besides, that way the maps are harder for other systems to get ahold of in case of a robot uprise. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of uprise

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uprise. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for uprise

uprise

verb
up·​rise | \ ˌəp-ˈrīz How to pronounce uprise (audio) \
uprose\ -​ˈrōz \; uprisen\ -​ˈri-​zᵊn \; uprising\ -​ˈrī-​ziŋ \

Kids Definition of uprise

1 : to rise to a higher position
2 : to get up from sleeping or sitting

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