From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishriserise1 /raɪz/ ●●● S2 W1 verb (past tense rose /rəʊz $ roʊz/, past participle risen /ˈrɪzən/) [intransitive] 1 increaseINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT to increase in number, amount, or value syn go up opp fallrise by Sales rose by 20% over the Christmas period.rise from/to The research budget rose from £175,000 in 1999 to £22.5 million in 2001.rise above Temperatures rarely rise above freezing.rise dramatically/sharply/rapidly/steeply etc The number of people seeking asylum in Britain has risen sharply. The divorce rate has risen steadily since the 1950s.rising crime/unemployment/inflation etc The 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.2 go upwardsUP to go upwards opp fall The floodwaters began to rise again. She watched the bubbles rise to the surface. the problems caused by climate change and rising sea levelsrise from Smoke rose from the chimney. The road rises steeply from the village. The waves rose and fell.3 stand formalSTAND to stand up Then she picked up her bag and rose to leave.rise from the table/your chair etc The chairman rose from his chair and came forward to greet her. He put down his glass and rose to his feet.► see thesaurus at stand4 become successfulFAMOUS to become important, powerful, successful, or rich opp fallrise to He rose to the rank of major.rise to prominence/fame/power He 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 something He 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.5 be tallHIGH (also rise up) to be very tallrise above The cliffs rose above them.rise from huge rocks rising from the sea The bridge rose majestically into the air. 6 voice/sound a) HEARto be loud enough to be heardrise from The sound of traffic rose from the street below.rise above Her voice rose above the shouts of the children. b) INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCto become louder or higher His voice rose in frustration.7 sun/moon/starAPPEAR to appear in the sky opp set The sun rises in the east.8 emotionINCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETC if a feeling or emotion rises, you feel it more and more strongly She 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/challenge10 against 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 them They rose up and overthrew the government.rise against The prisoners rose against the guards and escaped.rise in revolt/rebellion They rose in rebellion against the king.11 bread/cakes etcDFC if bread, cakes etc rise, they become bigger because there is air inside them 12 bed literaryWAKE UP/GET UP to get out of bed in the morning13 alive againMX to come alive after having died → resurrectionrise from the dead/grave On the third day Jesus rose from the dead.14 court/parliamentMEET if a court or parliament rises, that particular meeting is formally finished15 windDN formal if the wind rises, it becomes stronger The wind had risen again and it was starting to rain.16 riverSG literary if a river rises somewhere, it begins there The 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
Examples from the Corpusrise• 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 slim crescent of moon rose 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 bubbles rise 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 steam rise 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 of despair.• Some of this rising tide of discontent 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, wordless lilting 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, Pearl rose 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 cross rose and fell on the purple cassock.• Her eyes shone and her chest rose 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 dollar rose above 105 yen.• They could rise above mere opinion, with its sharp words and raised voices, to serene and stable fact.• Robert Caswell's writing seldom rises above soap 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.