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English definition of “rise”


verb [I] (BECOME SUCCESSFUL)    /raɪz/ (rose, risen)
C2 to become important , successful , or powerful : After a long career with the company , she has risen to the position of chief executive . He rose to power as the country emerged from its financial crisis . She quickly rose through the ranks to become head of marketing . The singer has risen from humble origins to become one of the most successful entertainers of all time . Grammar:Arise or rise?Arise means ‘happen’ or ‘occur’. We use it with abstract nouns (e.g. problem). The three forms of arise are arise, arose, arisen. It is used in formal contexts:Grammar:Raise or rise?Raise must have an object, as it is a transitive verb. It is a regular verb; its three forms are raise, raised, raised:
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