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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)
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