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rise

verb (MOVE UP)    /raɪz/ (rose, risen)
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.Moving upwards [I] to stand, especially after sitting: She rose from her chair to welcome us. He rose to his feet to deliver his speech.Moving upwards [I] formal to get out of bed: My grandfather rises at five every morning to do his exercises.Moving upwardsNot sleeping and not unconscious 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:See moreGrammar: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:See more
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