Definition of Rise

1. Noun. A growth in strength or number or importance.

Generic synonyms: Emergence, Growth, Outgrowth
Specialized synonyms: Crime Wave, Wave, Spike
Antonyms: Fall

2. Verb. Move upward. "The mist uprose from the meadows"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Uprise
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Scend, Surge, Climb, Climb Up, Go Up, Mount, Soar, Soar Up, Soar Upwards, Surge, Zoom, Go Up, Rocket, Skyrocket, Bubble, Uplift, Chandelle, Steam, Ascend, Come Up, Uprise
Derivative terms: Lift, Rising
Antonyms: Fall
Also: Rise Up

3. Noun. The act of changing location in an upward direction.
Exact synonyms: Ascending, Ascension, Ascent
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Levitation, Heave, Heaving, Climb, Mount, Soar, Zoom
Derivative terms: Ascend, Ascensional, Ascend

4. Verb. Increase in value or to a higher point. "The stock market is going to rise "; "The value of our house rose sharply last year"
Exact synonyms: Climb, Go Up
Specialized synonyms: Soar, Bull
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Climbing

5. Noun. An upward slope or grade (as in a road). "The car couldn't make it up the rise"
Exact synonyms: Acclivity, Ascent, Climb, Raise, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Uphill
Derivative terms: Acclivitous, Ascend, Climb, Climb, Raise
Antonyms: Descent

6. Verb. Rise to one's feet. "Sam and Sue rise"; "The audience got up and applauded"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Get Up, Stand Up, Uprise
Specialized synonyms: Take The Floor
Generic synonyms: Change Posture
Antonyms: Lie Down, Sit Down
Derivative terms: Riser

7. Verb. Rise up. "The building rose before them"
Exact synonyms: Lift, Rear
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Hulk, Loom, Predominate, Tower

8. Noun. A movement upward. "They cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

9. Verb. Come to the surface.
Exact synonyms: Come Up, Rise Up, Surface
Generic synonyms: Ascend, Go Up
Specialized synonyms: Emerge, Resurface, Bubble Up, Intumesce, Swell, Well
Derivative terms: Surface, Surface, Surface, Surfacing

10. Noun. The amount a salary is increased. "He got a wage hike"
Exact synonyms: Hike, Raise, Salary Increase, Wage Hike, Wage Increase
Generic synonyms: Increase, Increment
Derivative terms: Hike, Raise

11. Verb. Come into existence; take on form or shape. "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Develop, Grow, Originate, Spring Up, Uprise
Related verbs: Develop
Generic synonyms: Become
Specialized synonyms: Resurge, Come Forth, Emerge, Come, Follow, Swell, Well Up, Head
Derivative terms: Growth, Origin, Origination, Origination, Originative

12. Noun. The property possessed by a slope or surface that rises.
Exact synonyms: Rising Slope, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Grade

13. Verb. Move to a better position in life or to a better job. "Sam and Sue rise"; "She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great"
Exact synonyms: Ascend, Move Up
Generic synonyms: Change

14. Noun. A wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground.
Exact synonyms: Lift
Generic synonyms: Moving Ridge, Wave
Derivative terms: Lift

15. Verb. Go up or advance. "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
Exact synonyms: Climb, Mount, Wax
Specialized synonyms: Jump, Advance, Gain
Generic synonyms: Increase
Derivative terms: Climb, Mount, Mounting, Waxing
Antonyms: Wane

16. Noun. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. "The doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son"
Exact synonyms: Emanation, Procession
Category relationships: Theological System, Theology
Generic synonyms: Inception, Origin, Origination

17. Verb. Become more extreme. "The tension heightened"
Exact synonyms: Heighten
Generic synonyms: Increase

18. Noun. An increase in cost. "They asked for a 10% rise in rates"
Exact synonyms: Boost, Cost Increase, Hike
Generic synonyms: Increase, Increment
Derivative terms: Boost, Hike

19. Noun. Increase in price or value. "The news caused a general advance on the stock market"
Exact synonyms: Advance
Generic synonyms: Increase, Step-up
Derivative terms: Advance

20. Verb. Get up and out of bed. "Sam and Sue rise"; "He uprose at night"
Exact synonyms: Arise, Get Up, Turn Out, Uprise
Antonyms: Go To Bed, Turn In
Derivative terms: Riser

21. Verb. Rise in rank or status. "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
Exact synonyms: Climb Up, Jump
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Jump

22. Verb. Become heartened or elated. "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"

23. Verb. Exert oneself to meet a challenge. "Rise to the occasion"
Generic synonyms: Tackle, Take On, Undertake

24. Verb. Take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance. "They rise "
Exact synonyms: Arise, Rebel, Rise Up
Generic synonyms: Dissent, Protest, Resist
Specialized synonyms: Revolt, Mutiny
Derivative terms: Rebel, Rebellion, Rising

25. Verb. Increase in volume. ; "The dough rose slowly in the warm room"
Exact synonyms: Prove
Generic synonyms: Grow

26. Verb. Come up, of celestial bodies. "The moon will soon rise "; "Jupiter ascends"
Exact synonyms: Ascend, Come Up, Uprise
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Arise, Come Up, Go Up, Lift, Move Up, Uprise
Derivative terms: Ascendent, Ascension
Antonyms: Set

27. Verb. Return from the dead. "The dead are to uprise"
Exact synonyms: Resurrect, Uprise
Related verbs: Raise, Resurrect, Upraise
Generic synonyms: Return

Definition of Rise

1. v. i. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: -- (a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait.

2. n. The act of rising, or the state of being risen.

3. v. t. To go up; to ascend; to climb; as, to rise a hill.

Definition of Rise

1. Noun. The process of or an action or instance of moving upwards or becoming greater. ¹

2. Noun. The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly UK) An increase (in a quantity, price, etc). ¹

4. Noun. The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts. ¹

5. Noun. (UK Ireland Australia) An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise. ¹

6. Noun. (Sussex) A small hill; ''used chiefly in place names''. ¹

7. Noun. An area of terrain that tends upward away from the viewer, such that it conceals the region behind it; a slope. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To move upwards. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive of a celestial body) To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To be resurrected ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) of a quantity, price, etc, To increase. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To develop. ¹

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Definition of Rise

1. to move upward [v ROSE, RISEN, RISING, RISES]

Medical Definition of Rise

1. 1. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to mount up. Specifically: To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a fish rises to the bait. To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in air, cork in water, and the like. To move upward under the influence of a projecting force; as, a bullet rises in the air. To grow upward; to attain a certain heght; as, this elm rises to the height of seventy feet. To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the mercury rises in the thermometer. To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to rise from a chair or from a fall. To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early. "He that would thrive, must rise by five." (Old Proverb) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far above the sea. To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises in this direction. "A rising ground." To retire; to give up a siege. "He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . . Was gone." (Knolles) To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light, as dough, and the like. 2. To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Specifically: To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars, and the like. "He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good." To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin; the land rises to view to one sailing toward the shore. To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as, a noise rose on the air; odour rises from the flower. To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as, rivers rise in lakes or springs. "A scepter shall rise out of Israel." (Num. Xxiv. 17) "Honor and shame from no condition rise." (Pope) 3. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a climax. Specifically: To increase in power or fury; said of wind or a storm, and hence, of passion. "High winde . . . Began to rise, high passions anger, hate." To become of higher value; to increase in price. "Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . The ounce." (Locke) To become larger; to swell; said of a boil, tumour, and the like. To increase in intensity; said of heat. To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice. To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses rose beyond his expectations. 4. In various figurative senses. Specifically: To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel. "At our heels all hell should rise With blackest insurrection." (Milton) "No more shall nation against nation rise." (Pope) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted; to excel; to succeed. "Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall." (Shak) To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; said of style, thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in interest. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur. "A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men of contemplative natures." (Spectator) To come; to offer itself. "There chanced to the prince's hand to rise An ancient book." (Spenser) 5. To ascend from the grave; to come to life. "But now is Christ risen from the dead." (1. Cor. Xv. 20) 6. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the committee rose after agreeing to the report. "It was near nine . . . Before the House rose." (Macaulay) 7. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as, to rise a tone or semitone. 8. To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; said of a form. Synonym: To arise, mount, ascend, climb, scale. Rise, Appreciate. Some in America use the word appreciate for "rise in value;" as, stocks appreciate, money appreciates, etc. This use is not unknown in England, but it is less common there. It is undesirable, because rise sufficiently expresses the idea, and appreciate has its own distinctive meaning, which ought not to be confused with one so entirely different. Origin: AS. Risan; akin to OS. Risan, D. Rijzen, OHG. Risan to rise, fall, Icel. Risa, Goth. Urreisan, G. Reise journey. CF. Arise, Raise, Rear. 1. The act of rising, or the state of being risen. 2. The distance through which anything rises; as, the rise of the thermometer was ten degrees; the rise of the river was six feet; the rise of an arch or of a step. 3. Land which is somewhat higher than the rest; as, the house stood on a rise of land. 4. Spring; source; origin; as, the rise of a stream. "All wickednes taketh its rise from the heart." (R. Nelson) 5. Appearance above the horizon; as, the rise of the sun or of a planet. 6. Increase; advance; augmentation, as of price, value, rank, property, fame, and the like. "The rise or fall that may happen in his constant revenue by a Spanish war." (Sir W. Temple) 7. Increase of sound; a swelling of the voice. "The ordinary rises and falls of the voice." (Bacon) 8. Elevation or ascent of the voice; upward change of key; as, a rise of a tone or semitone. 9. The spring of a fish to seize food (as a fly) near the surface of the water. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rise

rise and shine
rise form
rise from the ashes
rise over run
rise time
rise to power
rise up
risedronic acid

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