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rise  (rz)
v. rose (rz), ris·en (rzn), ris·ing, ris·es
1. To assume a standing position after lying, sitting, or kneeling.
2. To get out of bed: rose at dawn.
3. To move from a lower to a higher position; ascend: Hot air rises.
4. To increase in size, volume, or level: The river rises every spring.
5. To increase in number, amount, or value: Prices are rising.
6. To increase in intensity, force, or speed: The wind has risen.
7. To increase in pitch or volume: The sound of their voices rose and fell.
8. To appear above the horizon: The sun rises later in the fall.
9. To extend upward; be prominent: The tower rose above the hill.
10. To slant or slope upward: Mount McKinley rises to nearly 6,200 meters.
11. To come into existence; originate.
12. To be erected: New buildings are rising in the city.
13. To appear at the surface of the water or the earth; emerge.
14. To puff up or become larger; swell up: The bread dough should rise to double its original size.
15. To become stiff and erect.
16. To attain a higher status: an officer who rose through the ranks.
17. To become apparent to the mind or senses: Old fears rose to haunt me.
18. To uplift oneself to meet a demand or challenge: She rose to the occasion and won the election.
19. To return to life.
20. To rebel: the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government (Abraham Lincoln).
21. To close a session of an official assembly; adjourn.
1. To cause to rise.
2. To cause (a distant object at sea) to become visible above the horizon by advancing closer.
1. The act of rising; ascent.
2. The degree of elevation or ascent.
3. The appearance of the sun or other celestial body above the horizon.
4. An increase in height, as of the level of water.
5. A gently sloped hill.
6. A long broad elevation that slopes gently from the earths surface or the ocean floor.
7. An origin, beginning, or source: the rise of a river.
8. Occasion or opportunity: facts that give rise to doubts about her motives.
9. The emergence of a fish seeking food or bait at the waters surface.
10. An increase in price, worth, quantity, or degree.
11. An increase in intensity, volume, or pitch.
12. Elevation in status, prosperity, or importance: the familys rise in New York society.
13. The height of a flight of stairs or of a single riser.
14. Chiefly British An increase in salary or wages; a raise.
15. Informal An angry or irritated reaction: finally got a rise out of her.
16. The distance between the crotch and waistband in pants, shorts, or underwear.

[Middle English risen, from Old English rsan; see er-1 in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: rise, ascend, climb, soar, tower, mount1
These verbs mean to move upward from a lower to a higher position. Rise has the widest range of application: We rose at dawn. The sun rises early in the summer. Prices rise and fall.
Ascend frequently suggests a gradual step-by-step rise: The plane took off and ascended steadily until it was out of sight.
Climb connotes steady, often effortful progress, as against gravity: You climb up through the little grades and then get to the top (John Updike).
Soar implies effortless ascent to a great height: A lone condor soared above the Andean peaks.
To tower is to attain a height or prominence exceeding ones surroundings: the tall Lombardy poplar ... towering high above all other trees (W.H. Hudson).
Mount connotes a progressive climb to a higher level: Our expenses mounted fearfully. See Also Synonyms at beginning, stem1.

rise  /raz/  v. rose /roz/, risen /rzn/, rising, rises 1 [I] to move upwards: The sun rises in the morning. 2 [I] to stretch or extend upwards from the ground toward the sky: In New York City, the buildings rise from the sidewalks into the sky. 3 [I] to wake, get up: I rise early every morning. 4 [I] to stand up from a seat: The news reporters rose when the president walked into the room. 5 [I] to reach a higher level: Prices are rising.||The temperature rises every afternoon. 6 [I] to become louder or stronger: When mothers voice rises, we know we are in trouble. 7 [I] (of bread) to become larger as yeast works: The bread must rise for one hour. 8 phrasal v. insep. [T] to rise above s.t.: a. to become higher than s.t. else: The balloon rose above the trees and disappeared. b. to do well even though one had problems or difficulties: She rose above the difficulty of being deaf to become an excellent teacher. 9 to rise to an occasion: to do s.t. better than usual when faced with a difficult or important problem: I am sure he will rise to the occasion. 10 phrasal v. insep. [I] to rise up against s.o. or s.t.: to fight against a government or other power, (syns.) to protest, rebel: The workers rose up against unfair working hours.
n. 1 an elevation, raised piece of land: We walked up on the rise, and we could see for many miles. 2 to get a rise out of s.o.: to try to anger s.o., say things to upset s.o.: He bothers his wife about doing housework until he gets a rise out of her. 3 to give rise to: to cause, bring about: Her strange behavior gave rise to rumors that she was crazy. rise

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