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rise

verb uk   /raɪz/ (rose, risen) us  

rise verb (MOVE UP)

B1 [I] to move upwards: The balloon rose gently (up) into the air. At 6 a.m. we watched the sun rise (= appear and move upwards in the sky). When you put yeast in bread and bake the bread, it rises (= gets bigger). New buildings are rising (= being built) throughout the city. The River Cam rises (= first comes out of the ground) in/at a place called Ashwell.figurative Murmurs of disapproval rose from (= came from) the crowd. [I] to stand, especially after sitting: She rose from her chair to welcome us. He rose to his feet to deliver his speech. [I] formal to get out of bed: My grandfather rises at five every morning to do his exercises.

rise verb (INCREASE)

B2 [I] to increase: Inflation is rising at/by 2.1 percent a month. The wind/storm is rising (= beginning to get stronger). [I] When emotions, etc. rise, they start to increase: Tempers are rising (= people are becoming angry). My spirits rise (= I feel happier) whenever I think of my friends. She felt panic and terror rise in her whenever she thought of the future. His voice rose (= became louder or higher) as he got angry.

rise verb (BECOME SUCCESSFUL)

C2 [I] 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.

rise verb (BECOME HIGHER)

[I] to become higher: The ground rises over there. The castle is built on rising ground (= ground higher than areas around it). You can see the Alps rising (= showing as a higher area) in the distance/above the clouds.

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.

rise verb (STOP WORK)

[I] formal If parliament or a court rises, it stops work: Parliament/The court rose at 6 p.m.
Phrasal verbs

rise

noun uk   /raɪz/ us  

rise noun (INCREASE)

B2 [C] an increase: a sudden temperature rise a five percent rise in inflation August has seen a large rise in the number of unemployed. on the rise increasing: Police say that youth crime is on the rise again.

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.

rise noun (SLOPE/HILL)

[C] a small hill or slope: The castle is built on a slight rise above the town.
(Definition of rise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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