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uk /raɪz/ us /raɪz/ rose, risen

rise verb (MOVE UP)

B1 [ I ] to move upwards

The balloon rose gently (up) into the air. 氣球慢慢升入空中。
At 6 a.m. we watched the sun rise (= appear and move upwards in the sky). 我們在早晨六點鐘觀看了日出。
New buildings are rising (= being built) throughout the city. 城中各處一座座新樓拔地而起。
figurative Murmurs of disapproval rose from (= came from) the crowd. 人群中傳出一陣陣非難的抱怨聲。

[ I ] to stand, especially after sitting

She rose from her chair to welcome us. 她從椅子上站起身來迎接我們。
He rose to his feet to deliver his speech. 他站起來發表講話。

[ I ] formal to get out of bed

My grandfather rises at five every morning to do his exercises. 我祖父每天早晨五點起床鍛煉。

More examples

  • Steam rose from the simmering stew.
  • Suddenly, all her anger rose to the surface.
  • What time does the moon rise?
  • As water begins to boil, bubbles rise ever faster to the surface.
  • This was a company that had risen from the dead.

rise verb (INCREASE)

B2 [ I ] to increase

Inflation is rising at/by 2.1 percent a month. 通貨膨脹一個月增長2.1%。
The wind/storm is rising (= beginning to get stronger). 風/暴風雨越來越猛烈。

[ I ] When emotions, etc. rise, they start to increase.

Tempers are rising (= people are becoming angry). 人們越來越憤怒。
My spirits rise (= I feel happier) whenever I think of my friends. 一想到朋友們,我的心情就會好起來。
She felt panic and terror rise in her whenever she thought of the future. 一想到未來,她就會感到陣陣恐懼。
His voice rose (= became louder or higher) as he got angry. 他生氣時就會扯高嗓門。

More examples

  • The day after the explosion the death toll had risen to 90.
  • Used car sales have risen because of the increased cost of new cars.
  • Employment levels are unlikely to rise significantly before the end of next year.
  • The number of business failures rose steeply last year.
  • The party's share of the vote rose from 11 percent in the last election to 21 percent this time.

rise verb (BECOME HIGHER)

[ I ] to become higher

The ground rises over there. 那地方地勢很高。
The castle is built on rising ground (= ground higher than areas around it). 城堡建在一片高地上。
You can see the Alps rising (= showing as a higher area) in the distance/above the clouds. 你可以看到阿爾卑斯山高高聳立在遠方/高聳在雲端之上。

More examples

  • The temple's grand white arches rose conspicuously over the dirty decaying city.
  • At the unspoiled North Bay, three white pyramids rise like futuristic sails from the sea.
  • The white cliffs rise majestically from the sea.
  • The gilded dome of the cathedral rises above the city.
  • The office block rises above the surrounding buildings.

rise verb (BE OPPOSED TO)

[ I usually + adv/prep ] (of a group of people) to begin to oppose or fight a bad government or ruler

The people rose (up) against the oppressor/tyrant/dictator. 人民奮起反抗壓迫者/暴君/獨裁者。

rise verb (STOP WORK)

[ I ] formal If parliament or a court rises, it stops work.

Parliament/The court rose at 6 p.m. 議會在下午六點休會/法庭在下午六點休庭。


uk /raɪz/ us /raɪz/

rise noun (INCREASE)

B2 [ C ] an increase

a sudden temperature rise 氣溫突然升高
a 5 percent rise in inflation 通貨膨脹上升5%
August has seen a large rise in the number of unemployed. 八月份失業人數劇增。
See also
on the rise


Police say that youth crime is on the rise again. 警方稱青少年犯罪再次增長。

More examples

  • The rise in the value of the dollar has depressed the company's profits this year.
  • There has been an alarming rise in the rate of inflation.
  • All the evidence points to a substantial rise in traffic over the next few years.
  • She claimed that the rise in unemployment was just a further manifestation of the government's incompetence.
  • The rise in house prices meant that those who were selling enjoyed a bonanza.

rise noun (MOVEMENT UP)

C2 [ S ] the process of becoming very famous, powerful, or popular

Her rapid rise to fame/power/popularity, etc. meant that she made many enemies. 她一夜之間成名/大權在握/走紅等意味著她樹了很多敵人。

More examples

  • The film tells anew the story of his rise to fame and power.
  • The group had a meteoric rise to fame in the 70s.
  • Her rise to fame was quite phenomenal - in less than two years she was a household name.
  • The band enjoyed a seemingly unstoppable rise to success.
  • He's only doing it to get a rise out of you.

rise noun (SLOPE/HILL)

[ C ] a small hill or slope

The castle is built on a slight rise above the town. 城堡建在一個高出城鎮的緩坡上。

(Translation of “rise” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)