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

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Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, 1969. Anchorage Daily News, "NYC pride parade is one of largest in movement’s history," 1 July 2019 Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, 1969. Washington Post, "Epic! New York’s Pride parade lasted over 12 hours," 1 July 2019 Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, 1969. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Pose' Cast, Andy Cohen Among Stars Taking Part in New York's Pride Parade," 1 July 2019 Marchers and onlookers took over much of midtown Manhattan with a procession that lasted hours and paid tribute to the uprising that began at the tavern when patrons resisted officers on June 28, 1969. Sabrina Caserta, BostonGlobe.com, "NYC pride parade is one of largest in movement’s history," 30 June 2019 Aria Sa’id, Janetta Johnson, and Honey Mahogany founded the first transgender cultural district in San Francisco, California, commemorating the Compton Cafeteria Riots a full three years prior to the Stonewall uprising. Alicia Garza, Marie Claire, "Trans Women Don’t Want Your Sympathy. They Want to Be Treated as Human Beings.," 24 June 2019 His voice, heard in passionate paeans to the uprisings sweeping the country, earned him the nickname the Nightingale of the Revolution. Nabih Bulos, latimes.com, "Syrian rebel leader’s death spurs debate about his legacy," 11 June 2019 Historians trace its genesis to the Stonewall uprising in June 1969, when gay people protested police harassment at a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village . NBC News, "Age matters more than sexuality to U.S. presidential voters, poll finds," 10 June 2019 Mark Barrow’s bat was the highlight to the first uprising. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Otts rescues Potts as Deer Park relishes new playoff berth," 21 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of uprising

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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uprising

noun

English Language Learners Definition of uprising

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

uprising

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

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