- to draw a desired response from by teasing or provoking
- to cause to appear or come into existence
- to prove oneself capable of coping with
to rise to the challenge
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 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.
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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