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Dictionary Definition



1 a growth in strength or number or importance [ant: fall]
2 the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn: ascent, ascension, ascending]
3 an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make it up the rise" [syn: ascent, acclivity, raise, climb, upgrade] [ant: descent]
4 a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon" [syn: rising, ascent, ascension] [ant: fall]
5 the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike" [syn: raise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increase]
6 the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises [syn: upgrade, rising slope]
7 a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground [syn: lift]
8 (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost; "the 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" [syn: emanation, procession]
9 an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates" [syn: boost, hike, cost increase]
10 increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market" [syn: advance]


1 move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows" [syn: lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise] [ant: descend]
2 increase in value or to a higher point; "prices climbed steeply"; "the value of our house rose sharply last year" [syn: go up, climb]
3 rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded" [syn: arise, uprise, get up, stand up] [ant: sit down, lie down]
4 rise up; "The building rose before them" [syn: lift, rear]
5 come to the surface [syn: surface, come up, rise up]
6 become more extreme; "The tension heightened" [syn: heighten]
7 come into existence; take on form or shape; "A 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" [syn: originate, arise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow]
8 be promoted, move to a better position [syn: move up]
9 go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered" [syn: wax, mount, climb] [ant: wane]
10 get up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night" [syn: get up, turn out, arise, uprise] [ant: go to bed, go to bed]
11 rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list" [syn: jump, climb up]
12 increase in volume; "the dough rose slowly in the warm room" [syn: prove]
13 become heartened or elated; "Her spirits rose when she heard the good news"
14 exert oneself to meet a challenge; "rise to a challenge"; "rise to the occasion"
15 take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance [syn: rebel, arise, rise up]
16 come up, of celestial bodies; "The sun also rises"; "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..."; "Jupiter ascends" [syn: come up, uprise, ascend] [ant: set]
17 return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise" [syn: resurrect, uprise] [also: rose, risen]

User Contributed Dictionary

see raise



  • , /raɪz/, /raIz/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪz




  1. The action of moving upwards.
  2. chiefly UK An increase (in a quantity, price, etc); a raise.
  3. A pay rise (pay raise)


action of moving upwards
  • Finnish: nousu, nouseminen, kohoaminen
  • Japanese: 上昇
  • Kurdish: هه‌ڵسان
  • Russian: подъём
increase (in a quantity, price, etc)
  • Japanese: 上昇
  • Kurdish: به‌رز بوون
  • Russian: рост, возрастание, подъём
pay rise


  1. To move upwards.
    We watched the balloon rise.
  2. To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation
    The sun was rising in the East.
  3. To be resurrected
    He rose from the grave.
    He is risen!
  4. of a quantity, price, etc, To increase.


Coordinate terms


To move upwards
  • Czech: stoupat
  • Finnish: nousta, kohota, kohottautua
  • French: monter
  • Irish: éirigh
  • Italian: salire
  • Japanese: あがる, 上昇
  • Lithuanian: kilti
  • Russian: подниматься , подняться
of a celestial body: to appear to move from behind the horizon
to be resurrected
of a quantity, etc: to increase





  1. to spank

Extensive Definition

Rise or RISE may refer to:
In music:
In media:
In technology:
  • RISE-PAK, Relief and Information Systems for Earthquakes Pakistan, an information-sharing web portal developed and maintained by a consortium of experts from American and Pakistani universities
  • Rise Technology, a short lived microprocessor manufacturer
  • Mitsubishi RISE, Mitsubishi Motors' patented safety body construction system
Rise may also refer to:
rise in Dutch: Rise

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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