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rise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rise

  1. 1 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position his rapid rise to president of the company Synonyms of rise ascent, creation, elevation, preference, preferment, promotion, advancement, upgrade, upgradingWords Related to rise aggrandizement, ennoblement, exaltation, glorification, magnificationNear Antonyms of rise deposition, dethronement, discharge, dismissal, expulsion, impeachment, ouster, overthrow, removal, suspension, unmaking, unseating; downfall, fallAntonyms of rise abasement, comedown, degradation, demotion, disrating, downgrade, reduction

  2. 2 an area of high ground if we can get to the top of that rise, we'll be able to see for miles Synonyms of rise altitude(s), elevation, eminence, highland, hill, hump, mound, prominence, height, uplandWords Related to rise alp, mount, mountain, peak; butte, mesa, plateau, table, tableland; bluff, cliff, crag, precipice, steep, tor; ridge, sierra; dome, sugarloaf; foothill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll; downsNear Antonyms of rise dale, dell, depression, dingle, glen, hollow, vale, valley; basin, bottom, bottomland, fen, flat, floodplain, plain, tidewaterAntonyms of rise lowland

  3. 3 an upward slope the rise of the hill was relatively gentle Synonyms of rise acclivity, hill, ascent, upgrade, uphill, upriseWords Related to rise cant, diagonal, glacis, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, pitch, rake, tilt; climb, hump, mound, ridge, swellNear Antonyms of rise basin, depression, hollowAntonyms of rise declension, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, downhill, drop-off, fall, hang, hanging

  4. 4 something added (as by growth) an unexpected rise in prices Synonyms of rise accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, gain, increment, more, plus, proliferation, raise, increase, step-up, supplement, uptickWords Related to rise accumulation, assemblage, collection, gathering; complement; accession, appendix, continuation, extension, uptrend, upturn; jump, run-up, spikeNear Antonyms of rise deduction, subtractionAntonyms of rise abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion, diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down

  5. 5 the act or an instance of rising or climbing up unfortunately, the descent of the balloon was just as swift as its rise Synonyms of rise ascension, climb, ascent, rising, soarWords Related to rise boost, hike, increase, raise; blastoff, elevation, hoist, levitation, liftoff, raising, takeoff; heave, thrust, upheaval, uplifting, upraising, upsurge, upsweep, upswing, upthrust, uptrend, upturn, upwellingNear Antonyms of rise plop, plummeting, sinking; decline, decrease, down; comedown, downfall, downgradeAntonyms of rise descent, dip, dive, drop, fall, nosedive, plunge


rise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rise

  1. 1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number the snow accumulation is rising at an alarming rate Synonyms of rise accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, increase, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, waxWords Related to rise jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms of rise contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane

  2. 2 to leave one's bed I generally rise around six and leave for work by seven Synonyms of rise get up, arise, roll out, turn out, upriseWords Related to rise arouse, awake, awaken, bestir, stir, wakeNear Antonyms of rise catnap, doze, drop off, lie up, nap, nod, rest, sleep, slumber, snooze; bunk, perch, roost, settle; couch, doss (down) [chiefly British], flop (down), lie (down), reclineAntonyms of rise bed (down), retire, turn in

  3. 3 to move or extend upward mountains majestically rising towards the sky Synonyms of rise arise, aspire, climb, lift, mount, ascend, soar, thrust, up, uprise, upthrust, upturnWords Related to rise surge, tower; boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise; balloon, blast off, take off, zoom; crest, scale, surmount, top; cant, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms of rise dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slideAntonyms of rise decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge

Synonym Discussion of rise

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


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