rise

Rise almost always has to do with something that’s becoming taller or higher, like when you rise from your chair or your grades that rise when you study harder.

As a verb, rise can mean anything from "get up" to "increase" to "rebel" to "return from the dead." As a noun, it can be an upward movement, a little hill, a wage increase, a price hike, or even the length from the waistband to the center seam on a pair of jeans — with a low rise, those fashionable jeans don't cover much of your mid-section, which is why denim shopping with Mom can make anger rise in both of you!

Definitions of rise
  1. verb
    move upward
    synonyms: arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, uprise
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    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
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    scend, surge
    rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
    climb, climb up, go up, mount
    go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom
    rise rapidly
    go up
    be erected, built, or constructed
    rocket, skyrocket
    shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
    bubble
    rise in bubbles or as if in bubbles
    uplift
    lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces
    chandelle
    climb suddenly and steeply
    steam
    rise as vapor
    ascend, come up, uprise
    come up, of celestial bodies
    scale
    climb up by means of a ladder
    escalade
    climb up and over
    ramp
    creep up -- used especially of plants
    mountaineer
    climb mountains for pleasure as a sport
    billow, wallow
    rise up as if in waves
    ride
    climb up on the body
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    come up, of celestial bodies
    “The sun also rises
    synonyms: ascend, come up, uprise
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    go down, go under, set
    disappear beyond the horizon
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    arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, uprise
    move upward
  3. verb
    rise up
    “The building rose before them”
    synonyms: lift, rear
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    hulk, loom, predominate, tower
    appear very large or occupy a commanding position
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    appear, look, seem
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
  4. verb
    rise to one's feet
    synonyms: arise, get up, stand up, uprise
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    sit, sit down
    take a seat
    lie, lie down
    assume a reclining position
    sit, sit down
    be seated
    lie
    be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
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    take the floor
    stand up to dance
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    change posture
    undergo a change in bodily posture
  5. verb
    get up and out of bed
    “They rose early”
    synonyms: arise, get up, turn out, uprise
  6. verb
    come to the surface
    synonyms: come up, rise up, surface
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    emerge
    come up to the surface of or rise
    resurface
    reappear on the surface
    bubble up, intumesce
    move upwards in bubbles, as from the effect of heating; also used metaphorically
    swell, well
    come up, as of a liquid
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    ascend, go up
    travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
  7. verb
    go up or advance
    synonyms: climb, mount, wax
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    wane
    become smaller
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    jump
    increase suddenly and significantly
    advance, gain
    rise in rate or price
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    increase
    become bigger or greater in amount
  8. verb
    increase in volume
    “the dough rose slowly in the warm room”
    synonyms: prove
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    grow
    become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
  9. noun
    the act of changing location in an upward direction
    synonyms: ascending, ascension, ascent
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    levitation
    the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
    heave, heaving
    the act of lifting something with great effort
    climb, mount
    the act of climbing something
    soar, zoom
    the act of rising upward into the air
    scaling
    ascent by or as if by a ladder
    clamber
    an awkward climb
    mountain climbing, mountaineering
    the activity of climbing a mountain
    rock climbing
    the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)
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    motion, move, movement
    the act of changing location from one place to another
  10. noun
    a movement upward
    “they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon”
    synonyms: ascension, ascent, rising
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    fall
    a movement downward
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    climb, climbing, mounting
    an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    elevation, lift, raising
    the event of something being raised upward
    heave, heaving
    an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    liftoff
    the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
    rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom
    a rapid rise
    takeoff
    the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
    upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust
    (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
    uplifting
    the rise of something
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    change of location, travel
    a movement through space that changes the location of something
  11. noun
    the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
    synonyms: rising slope, upgrade
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    grade
    the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
  12. noun
    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    “the car couldn't make it up the rise
    synonyms: acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, upgrade
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    declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall
    a downward slope or bend
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    uphill
    the upward slope of a hill
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    incline, side, slope
    an elevated geological formation
  13. noun
    a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    synonyms: lift
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    moving ridge, wave
    one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  14. verb
    increase in value or to a higher point
    “the value of our house rose sharply last year”
    synonyms: climb, go up
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    soar
    go or move upward
    bull
    advance in price
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    grow
    become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
  15. verb
    rise in rank or status
    synonyms: climb up, jump
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  16. verb
    move to a better position in life or to a better job
    synonyms: ascend, move up
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
  17. verb
    return from the dead
    “Christ is risen!”
    synonyms: resurrect, uprise
    raise, resurrect, upraise
    cause to become alive again
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    return
    go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
  18. verb
    become more extreme
    synonyms: heighten
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    increase
    make bigger or more
  19. verb
    become heartened or elated
    “Her spirits rose when she heard the good news”
  20. verb
    exert oneself to meet a challenge
    rise to a challenge”
    rise to the occasion”
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    tackle, take on, undertake
    accept as a challenge
  21. noun
    increase in price or value
    synonyms: advance
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    increase, step-up
    the act of increasing something
  22. noun
    an increase in cost
    “they asked for a 10% rise in rates”
    synonyms: boost, cost increase, hike
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    increase, increment
    the amount by which something increases
  23. noun
    the amount a salary is increased
    synonyms: hike, raise, salary increase, wage hike, wage increase
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    increase, increment
    the amount by which something increases
  24. noun
    a growth in strength or number or importance
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    downfall, fall
    a sudden decline in strength or number or importance
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    crime wave
    a sudden rise in the crime rate
    wave
    something that rises rapidly
    spike
    a sharp rise followed by a sharp decline
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    emergence, growth, outgrowth
    the gradual beginning or coming forth
  25. noun
    (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
    “the rising of the Holy Ghost”
    synonyms: emanation, procession
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    inception, origin, origination
    an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
  26. verb
    come into existence; take on form or shape
    synonyms: arise, develop, grow, originate, spring up, uprise
    develop
    be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest
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    resurge
    rise again
    come forth, emerge
    happen or occur as a result of something
    come, follow
    to be the product or result
    swell, well up
    come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
    head
    take its rise
    break
    come forth or begin from a state of latency
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    become
    come into existence
  27. verb
    take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
    synonyms: arise, rebel, rise up
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    revolt
    make revolution
    mutiny
    engage in a mutiny against an authority
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    dissent, protest, resist
    express opposition through action or words
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