Rise Definition

rīz
risen, rises, rising, rose
verb
risen, rises, rising, rose
To stand or assume a vertical or more nearly vertical position, after sitting, kneeling, or lying.
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To get up after sleeping or resting.
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To increase in size, volume, or level.
The river rises every spring.
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To go to a higher place or position; ascend.
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To increase in intensity, force, or speed.
The wind has risen.
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noun
rises
The act of rising; an ascent.
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Upward movement; ascent.
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The actual or refracted appearance of the sun, moon, etc. above the horizon.
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A gently sloped hill.
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A piece of high or rising ground; hill.
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idiom
get a rise out of
  • to draw a desired response from by teasing or provoking
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give rise to
  • to cause to appear or come into existence
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rise to
  • to prove oneself capable of coping with

    to rise to the challenge

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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Rise

Origin of Rise

  • Cognate with West Frisian rize, Eastern Frisian risa (“to arise"), Dutch rijzen (“to rise, ascend, lift"), Low German risen (“to rise or fall"), German dialectal reisen (“to fall"), Icelandic rísa (“to rise"). Related also to German reisen (“to travel, fare"), Dutch reizen (“to travel"), Danish rejse (“to travel"), Swedish resa (“to travel"). Non-Germanic cognates include Albanian rris (“I raise, grow") and Russian рость (rast, “growth").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English risen, from Old English rÄ«san (“to rise, stand up, rise together, be fit, be fitting, be becoming, be proper"), from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«sanÄ… (“to rise, move vertically up or down, go"), from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (“to rise, arise"). See also raise.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English risen from Old English rīsan er-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the above verb.

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