Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rise”

See all translations

rise

verb [I]
 
 
/raɪz/ (rose, risen)
to increase in number, amount, or value: As growth becomes embedded, interest rates rise. Gold bullion for delivery in December rose $1.20 an ounce to $400 an ounce. rise sharply/dramatically/steadily, etc.rise by sth Retail sales volume rose by 7.2% in the 12 months to June.rise to sth The jobless rate rose to 4.7% in Japan in September.
WORKPLACE to move up to a more important position in an organization: Those who rise to the top in public affairs work can expect social recognition.rise through sth Mr Reed rose quickly through the bank, becoming head of the corporate finance department in 2010.rise through the ranks She rose through the company ranks, becoming general manager in 2009.
rise to the challenge/occasion to show that you can deal with a difficult situation successfully: All eyes are now on the oil companies to see if they can rise to the challenge and get the fuel out quickly.
(Definition of rise verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rise?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More