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rise

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1 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position
  • a rapid rise to the position of president of the company
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2 an area of high ground
  • If we can get to the top of that rise, we'll be able to see for miles.
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3 an upward slope
  • The rise of the hill was relatively gentle.
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5 the act or an instance of rising or climbing up
  • Unfortunately, the descent of the balloon was just as swift as its rise.
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rise

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1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
  • The snow accumulation is rising at an alarming rate.
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2 to leave one's bed
  • I generally rise around six and leave for work by seven.
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3 to move or extend upward
  • mountains majestically rising towards the sky
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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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