riserise2 ●●● S3 W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 increase [countable]INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT an increase in number, amount, or value syn increase opp fallrise in 🔊 We are expecting a rise in interest rates. 🔊 an alarming rise in unemploymentrise of 🔊 Profits went up to £24 million, a rise of 16%.2 wages [countable] British EnglishBEW an increase in wages syn raise American English 🔊 He’s been promised a rise next year. 🔊 The railworkers were offered a 3% pay rise.3 success/power [singular]SUCCESSFUL the achievement of importance, success, or power opp fallrise of 🔊 the rise of fascism 🔊 the rise of Napoleonrise to 🔊 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 Empire4 → give rise to something5 movement up [singular] a movement upwards opp fallrise in 🔊 a sudden rise in sea levels 🔊 She watched the steady rise and fall of his chest.6 slope [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.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.
Examples from the Corpusrise• Global warming is responsible for a rise of 7 degrees Celsius in just over 50 years.• Despite his wonderfully unattractive and humourless appearance, his exotic origins none the less gave rise to an extraordinary rumour.• 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 remarkable rise - and not just because of that friendship.• Tenants face a 60% rent rise.• 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 spectacular rise 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 ruthless tycoon.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 sector pay 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.• Jailed gangsters 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.