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English noun: rise

1. rise (event) a growth in strength or number or importance

Broader (hypernym)emergence, growth, outgrowth

Narrower (hyponym)crime wave, spike, wave

Antonymsdownfall, fall

2. rise (act) the act of changing location in an upward direction

Synonymsascending, ascension, ascent

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)climb, heave, heaving, levitation, mount, soar, zoom

3. rise (object) an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

SamplesThe car couldn't make it up the rise.

Synonymsacclivity, ascent, climb, raise, upgrade

Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope

Narrower (hyponym)uphill

Antonymsdeclivity, downslope, declination, declension, decline, fall, descent

4. rise (event) a movement upward

SamplesThey cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon.

Synonymsascension, ascent, rising

Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel

Narrower (hyponym)climb, climbing, elevation, heave, heaving, lift, liftoff, mounting, raising, rapid climb, rapid growth, takeoff, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upthrow, upthrust, zoom


5. rise (attribute) the amount a salary is increased

SamplesHe got a 3% raise.
He got a wage hike.

Synonymshike, raise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase

Broader (hypernym)increase, increment

6. rise (attribute) the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

Synonymsrising slope, upgrade

Broader (hypernym)grade

7. rise (event) a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

8. rise (event) (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

SamplesThe emanation of the Holy Spirit.
The rising of the Holy Ghost.
The doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son.

Synonymsemanation, procession

Broader (hypernym)inception, origin, origination

Domain categorytheological system, theology

9. rise (attribute) an increase in cost

SamplesThey asked for a 10% rise in rates.

Synonymsboost, cost increase, hike

Broader (hypernym)increase, increment

10. rise (act) increase in price or value

SamplesThe news caused a general advance on the stock market.


Broader (hypernym)increase, step-up

English verb: rise

1. rise (motion) move upward

SamplesThe fog lifted.
The smoke arose from the forest fire.
The mist uprose from the meadows.

Synonymsarise, come up, go up, lift, move up, uprise

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)ascend, bubble, chandelle, climb, climb up, come up, go up, go up, mount, rise, rocket, scend, skyrocket, soar, soar up, soar upwards, steam, surge, surge, uplift, uprise, zoom

Antonymscome down, descend, go down, fall

2. rise (change) increase in value or to a higher point

SamplesPrices climbed steeply.
The value of our house rose sharply last year.

ExamplesThe stock market is going to rise

Synonymsclimb, go up

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow

Narrower (hyponym)bull, soar

3. rise (motion) rise to one's feet

SamplesThe audience got up and applauded.

ExamplesSam and Sue rise

Synonymsarise, get up, stand up, uprise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change posture

Narrower (hyponym)take the floor

Antonymslie down, sit down, sit, lie

4. rise (stative) rise up

SamplesThe building rose before them.

Synonymslift, rear

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

Narrower (hyponym)hulk, loom, predominate, tower

5. rise (motion) come to the surface

Synonymscome up, rise up, surface

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)ascend, go up

Narrower (hyponym)bubble up, emerge, intumesce, resurface, swell, well

6. rise (stative) come into existence; take on form or shape

SamplesA new religious movement originated in that country.
A love that sprang up from friendship.
The idea for the book grew out of a short story.
An interesting phenomenon uprose.

Synonymsarise, develop, grow, originate, spring up, uprise

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)become

Narrower (hyponym)come, come forth, emerge, follow, head, resurge, swell, well up

Verb groupdevelop

7. rise (motion) move to a better position in life or to a better job

SamplesShe ascended from a life of poverty to one of great.

ExamplesSam and Sue rise

Synonymsascend, move up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change

8. rise (change) go up or advance

SamplesSales were climbing after prices were lowered.

Synonymsclimb, mount, wax

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

Narrower (hyponym)advance, gain, jump


9. rise (change) become more extreme

SamplesThe tension heightened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

10. rise (body) get up and out of bed

SamplesI get up at 7 A.M. every day.
They rose early.
He uprose at night.

ExamplesSam and Sue rise

Synonymsarise, get up, turn out, uprise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Antonymscrawl in, go to bed, go to sleep, hit the hay, hit the sack, kip down, sack out, turn in, bed, retire

11. rise (change) rise in rank or status

SamplesHer new novel jumped high on the bestseller list.

Synonymsclimb up, jump

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)change

12. rise (emotion) become heartened or elated

SamplesHer spirits rose when she heard the good news.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

13. rise (competition) exert oneself to meet a challenge

SamplesRise to a challenge.
Rise to the occasion.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)tackle, take on, undertake

14. rise (social) take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

ExamplesThey rise

Synonymsarise, rebel, rise up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)dissent, protest, resist

Narrower (hyponym)mutiny, revolt

15. rise (motion) increase in volume

SamplesThe dough rose slowly in the warm room.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow

16. rise (motion) come up, of celestial bodies

SamplesThe sun also rises.
The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled....
Jupiter ascends.

ExamplesThe moon will soon rise

Synonymsascend, come up, uprise

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

Antonymsgo under, go down, set

17. rise (body) return from the dead

SamplesChrist is risen!.
The dead are to uprise.

Synonymsresurrect, uprise

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)return

Verb groupraise, resurrect, upraise

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