uprise

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verb

up·​rise ˌəp-ˈrīz How to pronounce uprise (audio)

intransitive verb

1
a
: to rise to a higher position
b(1)
(2)
: to get out of bed
c
: to come into view especially from below the horizon
2
: to rise up in sound
upriser
ˌəp-ˈrī-zər How to pronounce uprise (audio)
ˈəp-ˌrī-
noun

uprise

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noun

up·​rise ˈəp-ˌrīz How to pronounce uprise (audio)
1
: an act or instance of uprising
2
: an upward slope

Example Sentences

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
The story goes that in the very early hours of June 28, 1969, the police conducted a raid of the Stonewall Inn, a New York City gay bar, but this time, instead of accepting the harassment, patrons decided to uprise. José Criales-unzueta, Vogue, 24 June 2022 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
Noun
There are, of course, some individuals who are concerned about the uprise of AI. Ben Meisner, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

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

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of uprise was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Uprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uprise. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

uprise

verb

up·​rise
ˌə-ˈprīz
uprose
-ˈprōz
; uprisen
-ˈpriz-ᵊn
; uprising
-ˈprī-ziŋ
1
: to rise to a higher position
2
: to get up (as from sleep or a sitting position)
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