an increase in number, amount, or value [= increase; ≠ fall]
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.
Profits went up to £24 million, a rise of 16%.
Tenants face a 20% rent rise.
an increase in wages [= raise American English]
wages[countable] British EnglishBEW
He's been promised a rise next year.
The railworkers were offered a 3% pay rise.
the achievement of importance, success or power [≠ fall]
the rise of fascism
the rise of Napoleon
Thatcher's rise to power in the late 70s
The band's sudden rise to fame took everyone by surprise.
his swift rise to prominence
the rise and fall of the Roman Empire
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.
a movement upwards [≠ fall]
a sudden rise in sea levels
She watched the steady rise and fall of his chest.
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.
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.