rise Definition

  • 1to move upwards or to a higher position
  • 2to increase in amount, number, or level
  • 3to become more important or powerful

Using rise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "rise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

  • Example

    The water level is rising due to heavy rainfall.

  • Example

    The company's profits have risen significantly this year.

  • Example

    She has risen to the position of CEO through hard work and dedication.

rise Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using rise

  • increasing or becoming more popular


    The use of electric cars is on the rise as people become more environmentally conscious.

  • to cause or create something


    The new policy gave rise to a lot of controversy among the employees.

  • to become famous or well-known


    The band rose to fame after their hit single was released.

Phrases with rise

  • rise and shine

    a wake-up call, usually used to encourage someone to get out of bed


    Rise and shine, it's time to start the day!

  • to show that one is capable of handling a difficult situation


    Despite the pressure, she rose to the occasion and delivered an excellent presentation.

  • to recover from a disastrous situation


    After the fire destroyed their home, they were able to rise from the ashes and rebuild.


Summary: rise in Brief

The verb 'rise' [raɪz] means to move upwards or to a higher position, to increase in amount, number, or level, or to become more important or powerful. It can refer to the sun rising in the morning or to a company's profits rising. Phrases like 'rise and shine' and 'rise to the occasion' are also common. Idioms like 'on the rise' and 'give rise to' are used to describe increasing popularity or the creation of something.

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