uprising

noun
up·​ris·​ing | \ ˈəp-ˌrī-ziŋ How to pronounce uprising (audio) \

Definition of uprising

: an act or instance of rising up especially : a usually localized act of popular violence in defiance usually of an established government

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rebellion, revolution, uprising, revolt, insurrection, mutiny mean an outbreak against authority. rebellion implies an open formidable resistance that is often unsuccessful. open rebellion against the officers revolution applies to a successful rebellion resulting in a major change (as in government). a political revolution that toppled the monarchy uprising implies a brief, limited, and often immediately ineffective rebellion. quickly put down the uprising revolt and insurrection imply an armed uprising that quickly fails or succeeds. a revolt by the Young Turks that surprised party leaders an insurrection of oppressed laborers mutiny applies to group insubordination or insurrection especially against naval authority. a mutiny led by the ship's cook

Examples of uprising in a Sentence

The government quickly put down the uprising. the uprising was quickly and brutally suppressed
Recent Examples on the Web Among the six fugitives is Zakaria Zubeidi, 46, who was jailed since 2019 and was a former commander of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank town of Jenin during the second Palestinian uprising more than 20 years ago. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Sep. 2021 Zubeidi was a leader in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, affiliated with the Fatah movement, during the second Palestinian uprising over 20 years ago. NBC News, 6 Sep. 2021 Zubeidi was a leader in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, affiliated with the Fatah movement, during the second Palestinian uprising over 20 years ago. Fox News, 6 Sep. 2021 Zubeidi was a prominent leader in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, an armed group affiliated with Fatah, during the second Palestinian uprising from 2000-2005. Laurie Kellman, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2021 Zubeidi was a leader in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, affiliated with the Fatah movement, during the second Palestinian uprising over 20 years ago. Laurie Kellman, ajc, 6 Sep. 2021 During the 1974 communist uprising that toppled Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, Albury’s maternal grandfather, Gen. Dirasse Dubale, was executed. New York Times, 1 Sep. 2021 Babbitt was unarmed and Byrd’s wound up being the only gunshot fired during the uprising. al, 27 Aug. 2021 And that didn't just happen during the Ferguson uprising. Tori B. Powell, CBS News, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of uprising

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uprising was in the 13th century

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“Uprising.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uprising. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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uprising

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English Language Learners Definition of uprising

: a usually violent effort by many people to change the government or leader of a country : rebellion

uprising

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up·​ris·​ing | \ ˈəp-ˌrī-ziŋ How to pronounce uprising (audio) \

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