(noun, verb)


1. a growth in strength or number or importance

Definition categories: event, emergence, growth, outgrowth

2. the act of changing location in an upward direction

Similar word(s): ascending, ascension, ascent

Definition categories: act, motion, move, movement

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

- the car couldn't make it up the rise

Similar word(s): acclivity, ascent, climb, raise, upgrade

Definition categories: object, incline, side, slope

4. a movement upward

- they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon

Similar word(s): ascension, ascent, rising

Definition categories: event, travel

5. the amount a salary is increased

Similar word(s): hike, raise

Definition categories: attribute, increase, increment

6. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises

Similar word(s): upgrade

Definition categories: attribute, grade

7. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

Similar word(s): lift

Definition categories: event, wave

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

Similar word(s): emanation, procession

Definition categories: event, inception, origin, origination

9. an increase in cost

- they asked for a 10% rise in rates

Similar word(s): boost, hike

Definition categories: attribute, increase, increment

10. increase in price or value

Similar word(s): advance

Definition categories: act, increase

Sentences with rise as a noun:

- The rise of the tide.

- There was a rise of nearly two degrees since yesterday.

- Exercise is usually accompanied by a temporary rise in blood pressure.

- The rise of the working class.

- The rise of the printing press.

- The rise of the feminists.

- The rise of his pants was so low that his tailbone was exposed.

- The governor just gave me a rise of 2-pounds-6.

- I knew that would get a rise out of him.


1. move upward

Similar word(s): arise, lift, uprise

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. increase in value or to a higher point

Similar word(s): climb

Definition categories: change, grow

3. rise to one's feet

Similar word(s): arise, uprise

Definition categories: motion

4. rise up

Similar word(s): lift, rear

Definition categories: stative, appear, look, seem

5. come to the surface

Similar word(s): surface

Definition categories: motion, ascend

6. come into existence; take on form or shape

Similar word(s): arise, develop, grow, originate, uprise

Definition categories: stative, become

7. move to a better position in life or to a better job

Similar word(s): ascend

Definition categories: motion, change

8. go up or advance

Similar word(s): climb, mount, wax

Definition categories: change, increase

9. become more extreme

Similar word(s): heighten

Definition categories: change, increase

10. get up and out of bed

Similar word(s): arise, uprise

Definition categories: body

11. rise in rank or status

Similar word(s): jump

Definition categories: change

12. become heartened or elated

Definition categories: emotion

13. exert oneself to meet a challenge

- rise to a challenge

- rise to the occasion

Definition categories: competition, tackle, undertake

14. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance

Similar word(s): arise, rebel

Definition categories: social, dissent, protest, resist

15. increase in volume

Similar word(s): prove

Definition categories: motion, grow

16. come up, of celestial bodies

- The sun also rises

Similar word(s): ascend, uprise

Definition categories: motion, arise, lift, rise, uprise

17. return from the dead

- The dead are to uprise

Similar word(s): resurrect, uprise

Definition categories: body, return

Sentences with rise as a verb:

- We watched the balloon rise.

- This elm tree rises to a height of seventy feet.

- The path rises as you approach the foot of the hill.

- to rise from a chair or from a fall

- to rise in force of expression; to rise in eloquence;

- to rise a tone or semitone

- Has that dough risen yet?

- to rise a hill

- to rise a fish, or cause it to come to the surface of the water

- to rise a ship, or bring it above the horizon by approaching it