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Verb: rise (rose,risen)  rIz
  1. Move upward
    "The fog rose";
    - lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise
     
  2. Increase in value or to a higher point
    "the value of our house rose sharply last year";
    - go up, climb
     
  3. Get on one's feet from a sitting or kneeling position
    "The audience rose and applauded";
    - arise, uprise, get up, stand up
     
  4. Become or appear high or tall
    "The building rose before them";
    - lift, rear
     
  5. Come to the surface
    - surface, come up, rise up
     
  6. Come into existence; take on form or shape
    "A new religious movement rose in that country";
    - originate, arise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow
     
  7. Move to a better position in life or to a better job
    "She rose from a life of poverty to one of great wealth";
    - ascend, move up
     
  8. Go up or advance
    "Sales were rising after prices were lowered";
    - wax, mount, climb
     
  9. Become more extreme
    "The tension rose";
    - heighten
     
  10. Get up and out of bed
    "They rose early";
    - get up, turn out, arise, uprise
     
  11. Increase in rank or status
    "Her new novel rose high on the bestseller list";
    - jump, climb up
     
  12. Become heartened or elated
    "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
     
  13. Exert oneself to meet a challenge
    "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion"
     
  14. Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
    - rebel, arise, rise up
     
  15. Increase in volume
    "the dough rose slowly in the warm room";
    - prove
     
  16. (astronomy) come up, of celestial bodies
    "The sun also rises";
    - come up, uprise, ascend
     
  17. Return from the dead
    "The dead are to rise";
    - resurrect, uprise
Noun: rise  rIz
  1. A growth in strength, number or importance
     
  2. The act of changing location in an upward direction
    - ascent, ascension, ascending
     
  3. An upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    "the car couldn't make it up the rise";
    - ascent, acclivity, raise, climb, upgrade [N. Amer]
     
  4. A movement upward
    "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon";
    - rising, ascent, ascension
     
  5. The amount a salary is increased
    "he got a 3% rise";
    - raise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase
     
  6. The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
    - upgrade [N. Amer], rising slope
     
  7. A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    - lift
     
  8. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
    "the rise of the Holy Spirit";
    - emanation, procession
     
  9. An increase in cost
    "they asked for a 10% rise in rates";
    - boost, hike, cost increase
     
  10. Increase in price or value
    "the news caused a general rise on the stock market";
    - advance

Sounds like: ringer, wr, ris

Derived forms: rose, risen, rising, rises

Type of: appear, ascend, become, change, change of location, change posture, dissent, emergence, go, go up, grade [N. Amer], grow, growth, inception, incline, increase, increment, locomote, look, motion, move, movement, moving ridge, origin, origination, outgrowth, protest, resist, return, seem, side, slope, step-up, tackle, take on, travel, undertake, wave

Antonym: fall, set

Encyclopedia: Rise, Fair Sun