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verb [I]
 
 
/raɪz/ ( past tense rose, past participle risen)
INCREASE B2 to increase in level: rising temperatures Prices rose by 10 percent.Value and price increasesIncreasing and intensifying
GO UP B1 to move up: The balloon rose slowly into the air.Moving upwards
STAND to stand, especially after sitting: He rose from his seat.Sitting and standing
rise to/through, etc to become important, successful, or rich: He quickly rose to stardom.Making progress and advancingBecoming betterHigher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailures
STRENGTH to become stronger or louder: The wind is rising. Her voice rose to a scream.Increasing and intensifying
HIGH to be high above something: The bridge rose almost 600 feet above the water.High, tall and deepAbove and over
APPEAR B1 When the sun or moon rises, it appears in the sky: The sun rises in the East.Moving upwards
rise to the occasion/challenge, etc to deal with a difficult job or opportunity successfullyReacting and responding
(Definition of rise verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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