riserise1 /raɪz/ ●●●S2W1 verb (past tense rose /rəʊz $ roʊz/, past participle risen /ˈrɪzən/) [intransitive]1increaseINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT to increase in number, amount, or valueSYN go upOPP fallrise bySales rose by 20% over the Christmas period.rise from/toThe research budget rose from £175,000 in 1999 to £22.5 million in 2001.rise aboveTemperatures rarely rise above freezing.rise dramatically/sharply/rapidly/steeply etcThe number of people seeking asylum in Britain has risen sharply.The divorce rate has risen steadily since the 1950s.rising crime/unemployment/inflation etcThe country faces economic recession and rising unemployment.The police seem unable to cope with the rising tide of (=large increase in) car crime.► see thesaurus at increaseRegisterIn everyday English, people usually say an amount or level goes up rather than rises: Prices have gone up a lot.2go upwardsUP to go upwardsOPP fallThe floodwaters began to rise again.She watched the bubbles rise to the surface.the problems caused by climate change and rising sea levelsrise fromSmoke rose from the chimney.The road rises steeply from the village.The waves rose and fell.3stand formalSTAND to stand upThen she picked up her bag and rose to leave.rise from the table/your chair etcThe chairman rose from his chair and came forward to greet her.He put down his glass and rose to his feet.► see thesaurus at stand4become successfulFAMOUS to become important, powerful, successful, or richOPP fallrise toHe rose to the rank of major.rise to prominence/fame/powerHe had swiftly risen to prominence during the 1950s.Mussolini rose to power in Italy in 1922.people who rise to the top in their chosen professionsrise to do somethingHe rose to become chairman of the company.She had joined the company as a secretary and risen through the ranks (=made progress from a low position to a high position) to become a senior sales director.5be tallHIGH (also rise up) to be very tallrise aboveThe cliffs rose above them.rise fromhuge rocks rising from the seaThe bridge rose majestically into the air.6voice/sounda)HEARto be loud enough to be heardrise fromThe sound of traffic rose from the street below.rise aboveHer voice rose above the shouts of the children.b)INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCto become louder or higherHis voice rose in frustration.7sun/moon/starAPPEAR to appear in the skyOPP setThe sun rises in the east.8emotionINCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETC if a feeling or emotion rises, you feel it more and more stronglyShe could sense her temper rising again.There was an atmosphere of rising excitement in the school.The doctor sounded optimistic and John’s hopes rose.9 →rise to the occasion/challenge10against a government/army (also rise up)REBELLION/REVOLUTION if a large group of people rise, they try to defeat the government, army etc that is controlling themThey rose up and overthrew the government.rise againstThe prisoners rose against the guards and escaped.rise in revolt/rebellionThey rose in rebellion against the king.11bread/cakes etcDFC if bread, cakes etc rise, they become bigger because there is air inside them12bed literaryWAKE UP/GET UP to get out of bed in the morning13alive againMX to come alive after having died → resurrectionrise from the dead/graveOn the third day Jesus rose from the dead.14court/parliamentMEET if a court or parliament rises, that particular meeting is formally finished15windDN formal if the wind rises, it becomes strongerThe wind had risen again and it was starting to rain.16riverSG literary if a river rises somewhere, it begins thereThe Rhine rises in Switzerland.17 →rise and shineCOLLOCATIONSadverbssharply/steeply (=a lot in a short time)The value of the painting has risen sharply in recent years.dramatically (=a lot and very suddenly)Unemployment rose dramatically.rapidly/quickly/fastHouse prices rose rapidly last year.significantly (=in a way that shows something important)Male cancer rates rose significantly during the period 1969–78.substantially (=a lot)University fees have risen substantially.steadilyMy salary had risen steadily each year.slightlyThe water temperature had risen slightly. →rise above something →rise to something→ See Verb table
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rise• Our newest ride rises 320 feet into the air.• early to bed, early to rise• Hot air rises.• Public anxiety about the economy was rising.• Everyone rose and followed him into the dining room.• Floodwaters continue to rise as the rain continues to fall.• A tiny, half-formed thought rose at the back of Marion's mind.• The man who had risen from political mediocrity by identifying with Adlai Stevenson, Sen.• By midday the sun had risen high in the sky and was burning down on us.• Flood waters are still rising in parts of Missouri.• A slimcrescent of moonrose in the sky.• A stream of water rose into the air, arched smoothly, and fell back into the pool.• New applications and new accounts rose just as dramatically.• Thus, we could forecast that the prevalence curve was rising less steeply and would peak around 1988-9.• A strong wind rose off the coast of Florida.• A full moon rose over the valley.• Hobson's novel has risen steadily up the bestseller list since it's release last August.• The Agriculture Minister, Nick Brown, said the number waiting to be culled had risen to 478,000.• In 1956 the river rose to a height of more than 6 metres.• Beat the mixture until large bubblesrise to the surface.• Borland rose to the top of the computer software industry by a mixture of innovation and good marketing.• Audience members rose to their feet, cheering and clapping.• She touched the cup and felt steamrise up from it.• Clouds of smoke rose up into the air.• A barrier had risen where no barrier had been before.• Her voice rose with an anger that had built up over months.rising tide of• Crime, unemployment and homelessness add to the rising tide ofdespair.• Some of this rising tide ofdiscontent is justified.• The 10,000 welfare families are just the latest recruits in the rising tide of local poverty.• So far so good: but against that ran the rising tide of population.• If not, there will have been a real loss, which will no doubt add to the rising tide of semi-literacy.• Trams stood marooned as they were engulfed by a rising tide of workers demanding a hearing.rose and fell• A tuneless, wordlesslilting song that rose and fell and meandered like a stream.• Strange and beautiful and terrible empires rose and fell, and passed on their knowledge to their successors.• Their breathing rose and fell in agonised pleasure, in waves of passion.• Across the table, Pearlrose and fell in her chair like she kept seeing something out on the water.• Hsu Fu rose and fell on big, though not yet dangerous, seas.• On the live Bishop the silver pectoral crossrose and fell on the purplecassock.• Her eyes shone and her chestrose and fell quickly.• Her chest glistened, and rose and fell with her breathing.• The little boat rose and fell with the movement of the waves.rose to his feet• Corbett cursed and rose to his feet.• My father inhaled richly and rose to his feet.• Then he rose to his feet also.• Joshua rose to his feet and applauded noisily.• Antony rose to his feet and stood gazing intensely at her.• He rose to his feet and struck up a reel.• Kay McGovern rose to his feet, cheering appreciatively when the performance ended.risen through the ranks• At that time a new dance director had risen through the ranks.• They may have risen through the ranks of secretarial work or come from journalism.rose majestically• The steep sided mountains with a dense covering of trees rose majestically from the valley floor.rise above• Last week, the dollarrose above 105 yen.• They could rise abovemere opinion, with its sharp words and raised voices, to serene and stable fact.• Robert Caswell's writing seldom rises abovesoap opera.• His father's Kinsai house was built upon a natural plateau which rose above the curtain wall of the city.• The criteria of sameness and difference offer few ways of separating out peoples once we rise above the level of locality.• We are challenged to rise above the narrow confines of our individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.• His head could be seen briefly rising above the water, then submerging again.• Local authorities would get a lower rate of grant the more they let spending rise above these levels. 3.hopes rose• Her hopes rose higher than ever.rise in revolt/rebellion• They were at once joined by the Bretons rising in rebellion against the King who had done much to limit their independence.rise from the dead/grave• He truly believed his wife would rise from the dead.• Inflation is not about to rise from the dead.• At first it centered in Persephone who also rose from the dead every spring.• He might rise from the grave in the churchyard and appear in this room!• Since they had already risen from the dead, they were now to live like angels, transcending their sexuality.• But to rise from the grave was a bit much even for Nixon.
riserise2 ●●●S3W2 noun1increase [countable]INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT an increase in number, amount, or valueSYN increaseOPP fallrise inWe are expecting a rise in interest rates.an alarming rise in unemploymentrise ofProfits went up to £24 million, a rise of 16%.2wages [countable] British EnglishBEW an increase in wagesSYN raise American EnglishHe’s been promised a rise next year.The railworkers were offered a 3% pay rise.3success/power [singular]SUCCESSFUL the achievement of importance, success, or powerOPP fallrise ofthe rise of fascismthe rise of Napoleonrise toThatcher’s rise to power in the late 70sThe band’s sudden rise to fame took everyone by surprise.his swift rise to prominencethe rise and fall of the Roman Empire4 →give rise to something5movement up [singular] a movement upwardsOPP fallrise ina sudden rise in sea levelsShe watched the steady rise and fall of his chest.6slope [countable]DN an upward slope or a hillThere’s a slight rise in the road.They topped the rise (=reached the top of the hill) and began a slow descent towards the town.7 →get a rise out of somebodyCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: an increase in number, amount, or valueADJECTIVES/NOUN + rise sharp/steep (=great and sudden)There’s been a sharp rise in house prices.dramatic (=great and sudden)The meter showed a dramatic rise in the level of radioactivity.big/largeThere has been a big rise in violent crime.huge/massive The result was a huge rise in unemployment.substantial/significantManufacturers claimed the increase would mean a substantial rise in costs.Wealthy Americans face a significant rise in their income tax rate.rapidThe post-war years saw a rapid rise in prosperity.steadyJapanese banks have been hit hard by the rise in interest rates.a 10%/40% etc riseThe company reported an 81% rise in profits.a price riseThe tax would result in a price rise of 6 percent for petrol.a rent rise British EnglishTenants face huge rent rises.a temperature riseThey predicted a global temperature rise of 2.5 degrees by the end of the century.phrasesa rise in the number of somethingThere has been a rise in the number of arrests for drug offences.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: the achievement of importance, success, or powerphrasessomebody’s rise to powerThey were alarmed by Hitler’s rise to power.somebody’s rise to prominenceHis rise to prominence would not have been possible without the war.somebody’s rise to fameHer success in the film ensured a rapid rise to fame.somebody’s rise to stardomIn this book, he explores the actor’s rise to stardom.somebody’s rise to the topHis rise to the top of the Labour Party was effortless.the rise and fall of somebody/somethingThe exhibition tells the story of the rise and fall of the Etruscan civilisation.adjectivesmeteoric (=very great and quick)What can explain their meteoric rise in popularity?rapid/swiftHer rapid rise to the top is well deserved.
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rise• Global warming is responsible for a rise of 7 degrees Celsius in just over 50 years.• Despite his wonderfully unattractive and humourless appearance, his exoticorigins none the less gave rise to an extraordinaryrumour.• IT specialists rang up an average pay rise of 312% last year.• The mineworkers had been on strike since Nov. 30, demanding pay rises of 300-600 percent.• State-owned enterprises are believed to face pressures to select profit-reducing choices where, for example, price rises are politically sensitive.• Jealous because Mellor, just 43, has enjoyed a remarkablerise - and not just because of that friendship.• Tenants face a 60% rentrise.• The charges for prescriptions have seen the sharpest rise - an increase of no less than 1,425 percent between 1979 and 1990.• This year a disappointingly small rise in pass rates.• The spectacularrise to power throughout the 1920s suddenly came to a halt, betrayed by the leaders who had inspired it.• The prime minister is considering substantial tax rises.• The committee will investigate the rise in the number of hospital admissions.• We topped the rise and saw the spread of land below us.• The pension will increase in line with the rise in prices.• The rise of credit derivatives makes it difficult to determine which banks are exposed to a particular risk.rise of• "Citizen Kane" details the rise of a ruthlesstycoon.pay rise• Pro-active means giving your employees a pay rise before the unions demand it.• If the Government wanted to give teachers more, then why didn't it simply give them a pay rise?• Chairman Stanley Metcalfe also saw his pay rise by 17.4 percent to £142,000.• Nurses lodge 10 Nurses are on a collision course with the Government after lodging a claim for a ten percent pay rise.• And who wants spotty people deciding anyone's pay rise?• My worry is that the clamp on public sectorpay rises may spark a winter of discontent.• Funding the pay rise will be more difficult and we fear that hard-pressed services will suffer further.rise and fall• Her chest glistened, and rose and fell with her breathing.• Here white graves are garnished with angels, rising and falling down to the brink of the sea.• Over and over again, for twenty-five minutes, the heads rose and fell before the final triumphant cry of Allah hu-Akbar!• It was like being in a loo that rose and fell.• We decided to withdraw, to return to a timescale measured by the rise and fall of the sun.• Jailedgangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray were reputed to have earned £250,000 for the film about their rise and fall.• There, rising and falling with her every breath.rise and fall• Her chest glistened, and rose and fell with her breathing.• Here white graves are garnished with angels, rising and falling down to the brink of the sea.• Over and over again, for twenty-five minutes, the heads rose and fell before the final triumphant cry of Allah hu-Akbar!• Meanwhile, that part of the building shifted, rising and falling with the seasons, and the floors creaked constantly.• It was like being in a loo that rose and fell.• We decided to withdraw, to return to a timescale measured by the rise and fall of the sun.• Jailed gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray were reputed to have earned £250,000 for the film about their rise and fall.From King Business Dictionaryriserise1 /raɪz/ verb (past tense rose /rəʊzroʊz/, past participle risen /ˈrɪzən/) [intransitive]1to increase in number, amount, or valueHouse prices are likely to rise towards the end of this year.rise bySales rose by 20% over the Christmas period.As more foreign banks have arrived in Singapore, wages for experienced staff have risen sharply.Their salaries will continue to rise steadily until they reach the top of their professions.Information technology has been blamed for rising unemployment.Rising prices are seen as a threat to living standards.2rise through the ranksHUMAN RESOURCES to start working for an organization in a low-paid job, and to gradually improve your position, until you get a very important, well-paid jobShe had risen through the ranks, having joined the company as a secretary after she graduated from high school.3rise to the topHUMAN RESOURCES to be very successful and reach a top position in your job or the type of business you are involved inAn agency is where you will have the biggest chance of rising to the top in the advertising business.→ See Verb tableriserise2 noun1[countable] an increase in number, amount, or valueWe have sold 120,000 cars this year, a 20% rise on last year.Tenants face a 20% rent rise.rise inThe company reported a 46% rise in first half profits before tax to £220 million.A rise in taxes will be necessary if we are to improve our education system.2[countable] British EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES an increase in wagesSYNraise AmEAfter you’ve worked here for one year you get a rise.The railworkers were offered a 3% pay rise.3[singular] the process of becoming more important, successful, or powerfulrise ofthe rise of capitalism in the countryOriginrise1Old Englishrisan