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[countable] an increase in number, amount, or value [= increase; ≠ fall]
rise in
We are expecting a sharp rise in interest rates.
an alarming rise in unemployment
There's been a rise in the number of arrests for drug offences.
rise of
Profits went up to £24 million, a rise of 16%.
rent/price rise
Tenants face a 20% rent rise.


[countable] British EnglishBEW an increase in wages [= raise American English]
He's been promised a rise next year.
The railworkers were offered a 3% pay rise.


[singular] the achievement of importance, success or power [≠ fall]
rise of
the rise of fascism
the rise of Napoleon
rise to
Thatcher's rise to power in the late 70s
The band's sudden rise to fame took everyone by surprise.
the rise and fall of the Roman Empire

give rise to something

formal to be the reason why something happens, especially something bad or unpleasant [↪ provoke]:
His speech gave rise to a bitter argument.
The President's absence has given rise to speculation about his health.

movement up

[singular] a movement upwards [≠ fall]
rise in
a sudden rise in sea levels
She watched the steady rise and fall of his chest.


[countable]DN an upward slope or a hill:
There'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.

get a rise out of somebody

informal to make someone become annoyed or embarrassed by making a joke about them [↪ make fun of somebody]:
She enjoys getting a rise out of you.

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