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rise

rise

 
pronunciation:
raIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
rise above, rise to the occasion, give rise to
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rises, rising, rose, risen
definition 1: to move, extend, or project upward.
The smoke from the fire rose above the trees.
synonyms:
arise, ascend, climb, erect, heighten, lift, mount, stand
antonyms:
descend, dip, fall, lower
similar words:
right, scale, surface, upheave, well
definition 2: to stand after lying, kneeling, or sitting.
Everyone rose when the judge entered the courtroom.
synonyms:
arise, stand up, uprise
definition 3: to get up from bed.
The farmers' children rose always rose early.
synonyms:
arise, rouse, uprise
antonyms:
retire
similar words:
awake, bestir, wake
definition 4: to be in armed rebellion; revolt.
The people endured much suffering before they finally rose in rebellion.
synonyms:
revolt, uprise
similar words:
mutiny, rebel
definition 5: to increase in size or level.
The lake rose four inches over the summer.
synonyms:
escalate, grow, mount, swell, uprise
antonyms:
fall, lower, sink, subside
similar words:
burgeon, gain, increase, upsurge
definition 6: to increase in number, value, or degree.
The divorce rate is rising.
synonyms:
escalate, grow, heighten, mount, swell
antonyms:
abate, decrease, dip, fall, lower, sink
similar words:
boom, increase, multiply, upsurge, upswing
definition 7: to grow from the earth.
Tomato plants rose from the rich soil.
synonyms:
burgeon, come up, grow, sprout
similar words:
develop, emerge, shoot, swell
definition 8: to ascend upward from behind the horizon.
The sun rises in the east.
synonyms:
appear, come up, uprise
antonyms:
set
definition 9: to come into being.
A mood of disquiet was rising among the nobles.
synonyms:
appear, develop, emerge, materialize, originate
similar words:
begin, crop up, spring, surface, swell
definition 10: to originate; issue.
This stream rises deep in the mountains.
synonyms:
arise, grow, spring, surge, swell, well
similar words:
come, emanate, emerge, flow, issue, originate, proceed
definition 11: to move upward in rank or importance.
She rose to the position of manager.
synonyms:
advance, ascend, progress
similar words:
climb, develop
definition 12: to become more cheerful or optimistic.
His spirits rose.
synonyms:
cheer up, inflate
similar words:
lift, mount
definition 13: of bread and the like, to swell because of the action of yeast or some other ingredient.
Let the dough rise in a warm place for thirty minutes.
similar words:
balloon, puff, swell
definition 14: to become alive again after being dead.
The Bible says that Lazarus rose from the dead.
synonyms:
resurrect
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to move, extend, or project upward.
The stagehands rose the curtain.
synonyms:
elevate, erect, heighten, lift, mount, raise, right, stand, upright
similar words:
boost, upend, upheave
phrase: rise above
phrase: rise to the occasion
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance or act of rising.
At the rise of the curtain, the audience clapped enthusiastically.
synonyms:
ascension, ascent, climb, emergence, growth, increase, raise, uplift
antonyms:
decline, descent, fall
definition 2: an increase in height or level.
There has been a rise in the water table.The river's rise has caused flooding over a wide area.
synonyms:
boost, escalation, gain, increase
antonyms:
decrease
similar words:
growth
definition 3: degree of elevation or increase.
The sudden rise in price was shocking.
synonyms:
gain, increase, lift
antonyms:
drop
similar words:
grade, pitch
definition 4: appearance of the sun, moon, stars, or planets above the horizon.
We watched the rise of the sun over the mountain.
definition 5: an upward movement in rank or position.
The book detailed the dictator's rise to power.
synonyms:
advancement, ascent, promotion
antonyms:
comedown, descent
definition 6: an angry or defensive response.
His criticism got a rise out of her.
synonyms:
reaction, retort
definition 7: beginning or source.
Scholars have investigated the rise of this legend.
synonyms:
fountainhead, matrix, origin, source
similar words:
germ
definition 8: an increase in number, value, or degree.
The rise in highway accidents could have been prevented.
synonyms:
accrual, escalation, gain, increase, increment
antonyms:
decline, slump
similar words:
growth
definition 9: an area of ground that slopes upward, esp. a hill.
There is a beautiful view from the top of the rise.
synonyms:
ascent, incline, slope, upgrade, uphill, uprise
antonyms:
fall
phrase: give rise to