intransitive verb rose, risen , rising
- to stand or assume a vertical or more nearly vertical position, after sitting, kneeling, or lying to get up after sleeping or resting to rebel; revolt to end an official assembly or meeting; adjourn to rise from the dead; resurrect
- to go to a higher place or position; ascend to appear above the horizon: the moon rose to attain greater height or a higher level: the river rose rapidly to advance in social status, rank, importance, etc.; become rich, famous, successful, etc. to become erect or rigid to form an elevation; extend upward: the tower rising above the trees to have an upward incline or slant: hills rising steeply to move upward to the surface of the water, as a fish seeking to take a fly, bait, etc.
- to increase in amount, degree, quantity, price, etc. to increase in volume of sound; become louder, shriller, etc. to become stronger, more vivid, more buoyant, etc.: his spirits rose to become larger and puffier: used esp. of dough containing yeast
- to originate, begin, or spring up to have its source: said of a stream to happen; occur to become apparent to the senses or the mind: land rising ahead of the ship to be stirred up; become aroused: to make someone's temper rise to be built: a house rising on the hill
ME risen < OE risan, akin to OHG risan, ON risa < IE *ereis-, extension of base *er-, to set in motion, raise > run, L oriri, to rise, Gr ornynai, to arouse
to cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water