Word forms: rises
If something rises, it moves upwards. [V + from/to] ⇒ He watched the smoke rise from his cigarette. [V] ⇒ The powdery dust rose in a cloud around him.
Rise up means the same as rise. [V P + from/to] ⇒ Spray rose up from the surface of the water. [V P] ⇒ Black dense smoke rose up. 2. verb When you rise, you stand up. [formal] [V + from] ⇒ Luther rose slowly from the chair. [V] ⇒ He looked at Livy and Mark, who had risen to greet him. Rise up means the same as rise. [V P + from] ⇒ The only thing I wanted was to rise up from the table and leave this house. [Also V P] 3. verb
When you rise, you get out of bed. [formal] [V] ⇒ Tony had risen early and gone to the cottage to work.
4. verb When the sun or moon rises, it appears in the sky. [V] ⇒ He wanted to be over the line of the ridge before the sun had risen. 5. verb You can say that something rises when it appears as a large tall shape. [literary] [V prep/adv] ⇒ The building rose before him, tall and stately. [V prep/adv] ⇒ The towers rise out of a concrete podium. Rise up means the same as rise. [V P prep/adv] ⇒ The White Mountains rose up before me. 6. verb
If the level of something such as the water in a river rises, it becomes higher. [V] ⇒ The waters continue to rise as more than 1,000 people are evacuated. [V] ⇒ ...the tides rise and fall.
If land rises, it slopes upwards. [V prep/adv] ⇒ He looked up the slope of land that rose from the house. [V] ⇒ The ground begins to rise some 20 yards away. [V-ing] ⇒ The great house stood on rising ground.
8. countable noun [usu sing]
A rise is an area of ground that slopes upwards. slope ⇒ The pub itself was on a rise, commanding views across the countryside. ⇒ I climbed to the top of a rise overlooking the ramparts.
If an amount rises, it increases. [V + from/to] ⇒ Pre-tax profits rose from £842,000 to £1.82m. [V + by] ⇒ Tourist trips of all kinds in Britain rose by 10.5% between 1977 and 1987. [V amount] ⇒ Exports in June rose 1.5% to a record $30.91 billion. [V] ⇒ The number of business failures has risen. [V-ing] ⇒ The increase is needed to meet rising costs.
10. countable noun
A rise in the amount of something is an increase in it. [+ in] ⇒ ...the prospect of another rise in interest rates. ⇒ Foreign nationals have begun leaving because of a sharp rise in violence.
11. countable noun
A rise is an increase in your wages or your salary. [British] [+ of] ⇒ He will get a pay rise of nearly £4,000.regional note: in AM, use raise
12. singular noun The rise of a movement or activity is an increase in its popularity or influence. [+ of] ⇒ ...the rise of racism in America. ⇒ ...the rise of home ownership. 13. verb If the wind rises, it becomes stronger. [V] ⇒ The wind was still rising, approaching a force nine gale. Rise up means the same as rise. [V P] ⇒ Foxworth shivered as the wind rose up and roared through the beech trees. 14. verb If a sound rises or if someone's voice rises, it becomes louder or higher. [V] ⇒ 'Bernard?' Her voice rose hysterically. [V + to] ⇒ His voice rose almost to a scream. 15. verb
If a sound rises from a group of people, it comes from them. [V from n] ⇒ There were low, muffled voices rising from the hallway.
Rise up means the same as rise. [V P] ⇒ From the people, a cheer rose up. 16. verb If an emotion rises in someone, they suddenly feel it very intensely so that it affects their behaviour. [V] ⇒ A tide of emotion rose and clouded his judgement. [V in n] ⇒ The thought made anger rise in him and he went into a bar and had a double whisky. 18. verb When the people in a country rise, they try to defeat the government or army that is controlling them. [V + against] ⇒ The National Convention has promised armed support to any people who wish to rise against armed oppression. [Also V] Rise up means the same as rise. [V P] ⇒ He warned that if the government moved against him the people would rise up. [V P + against] ⇒ A woman called on the population to rise up against the government. rising
Word forms: risings
countable noun ⇒ ...popular risings against tyrannical rulers. 19. verb If someone rises to a higher position or status, they become more important, successful, or powerful. [V prep] ⇒ She is a strong woman who has risen to the top of a deeply sexist organisation. [V prep] ⇒ From an unlikely background he has risen rapidly through the ranks of government. Rise up means the same as rise. [V P prep] ⇒ I started with Hoover 26 years ago in sales and rose up through the ranks. 20. singular noun [with poss]
The rise of someone is the process by which they become more important, successful, or powerful. ⇒ Haig's rise was fuelled by an all-consuming sense of patriotic duty. ⇒ The group celebrated the regime's rise to power in 1979.
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