rises; rose/ˈroʊz/; risen/ˈrɪzn̩/; rising/ˈraɪzɪŋ/ rises; rose/ˈroʊz/; risen/ˈrɪzn̩/; rising/ˈraɪzɪŋ/
Learner's definition of RISE
1 a : to move upward
— often + up— sometimes used figuratively b : to become higher
Smoke was rising into the air.
Bubbles rose to the surface of water.
The airplane rose [=(more formally) ascended] into the sky.
c : to slope or extend upward
The tide rose and fell.
The river is rising.
— often + up
The land rises as you move away from the coast.
The road rose gently/steeply.
a tower rising above the little town
steeply/sharply rising mountain peaks
2 : to advance to a higher level or position: to become more popular, successful, etc.
a politician who rose to fame/power/prominence very quickly
Empires rise [=become powerful, important, etc.] and fall.
The book has risen to the top of best-seller lists.
She rose through the ranks of the company to become president. [=she began her career with the company with little power or authority and gradually gained more power and authority until she had become president]
She has risen in my estimation. [=I think more highly of her; I respect/admire her more]
3 a : to increase in amount, number, level, etc.: to become more
b : to become stronger: to increase in strength c : to become louder: to increase in volume
Sales have risen [=increased] in recent months.
People are angry about rising gasoline prices.
The population has been rising [=growing] dramatically/sharply/markedly.
Stocks rose (by) several points in early trading today.
The market is continuing to rise.
4 a : to stand up b : to get up from sleeping in a bed 5 of the sun or moon : to appear above the horizon 6 of bread, cake, etc. : to become bigger because of being filled with air bubbles made through a chemical process 7 : to begin to fight in order to remove a ruler or government— often + up 8 : to live again after dying: to come back to life
rise above[phrasal verb]
rise above (something)
1 : to not allow yourself to be hurt or controlled by (something bad or harmful)
We need to rise above our anger/frustration and find a way to get along with each other.
She rose above the prejudice of her time to become a great civil rights leader.
It's time to rise above petty bickering/politics.
2 : to be or become better than (something)
rise to the occasion/challenge
: to make the special effort that is required to successfully deal with a difficult situation
No one was sure if he could handle the pressure of making a speech, but he rose to the occasion and did an excellent job.
When the company needed to increase its sales, its employees rose to the challenge.
Learner's definition of RISE
1 [count] : an increase in amount, number, level, etc.— usually singular
There has been a sharp/dramatic rise in property values.
The town's population has grown by 200—a rise of more than 20 percent.
a steady rise [=increase] in the number of available jobs
a rise in prices/taxes = (chiefly Brit) a price/tax rise
2 [singular] : an upward movement 3 [singular] : the act of advancing to a higher level or position: the process by which something or someone becomes established, popular, successful, etc.
The book describes the empire's rise and fall.
the meteoric/sudden rise of the Internet
a politician's rise to fame/power/prominence
the rise of nationalism/feminism
4 a : an upward slope b : an area of ground that is higher than the ground around it: a small hill 5 [count], British : an increase in the amount of money paid to a worker
get a rise out ofinformal
: to cause (someone) to react in an angry way: to make (someone) angry or upset
give rise to
: to cause or produce (something)
on the rise
1 : increasing in amount, number, level, etc.
Prices were falling last year, but now they are on the rise again.
The water level in the lake is on the rise.
2 : becoming more successful, popular, etc.