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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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rise

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1 a raising or a state of being raised to a higher rank or position
  • his rapid rise to 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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How does the verb rise differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of rise are arise, derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate, proceed, spring, and stem. While all these words mean "to come up or out of something into existence," 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

When might derive be a better fit than rise?

The words derive and rise can be used in similar contexts, but derive implies a prior existence in another form.

the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast

When could emanate be used to replace rise?

In some situations, the words emanate and rise are roughly equivalent. However, emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source.

reports emanating from the capital

How are the words flow and spring related as synonyms of rise?

Flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception.

words flowed easily from her pen

Where would issue be a reasonable alternative to rise?

The words issue and rise are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet.

blood issued from the cut

When is it sensible to use originate instead of rise?

Although the words originate and rise have much in common, originate implies a definite source or starting point.

the fire originated in the basement

When would proceed be a good substitute for rise?

While in some cases nearly identical to rise, proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause.

advice that proceeds from the best of intentions

In what contexts can spring take the place of rise?

The synonyms spring and rise are sometimes interchangeable, but spring implies rapid or sudden emerging.

an idea that springs to mind

When is stem a more appropriate choice than rise?

The meanings of stem and rise largely overlap; however, 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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“Rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rise. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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