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'rise' - used as a noun
1. a growth in strength or number or importance
2. the act of changing location in an upward direction
3. an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
the car couldn't make it up the rise
4. a movement upward
they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
5. the amount a salary is increased
6. the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises
7. a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
8. (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
9. an increase in cost
they asked for a 10% rise in rates
10. increase in price or value

'rise' - used as a verb
11. move upward
12. increase in value or to a higher point
the value of our house rose sharply last year
13. rise to one's feet
14. rise up
The building rose before them
15. come to the surface
16. become more extreme
17. come into existence; take on form or shape
18. be promoted, move to a better position
19. go up or advance
20. get up and out of bed
They rose early
21. rise in rank or status
22. increase in volume
the dough rose slowly in the warm room
23. become heartened or elated
Her spirits rose when she heard the good news
24. exert oneself to meet a challenge
rise to a challenge
rise to the occasion
25. take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
26. come up, of celestial bodies
The sun also rises
27. return from the dead

derived forms
1. Rise / Plural
2. Rise / Past
3. Rise / Third Person
4. Rise / Present Participle
5. Rise / Past Participle
Variations of 'rise'
  • fall
  • set
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    One of the steepest main streets in Canada is located in Saint John, New Brunswick. Over a distance of two blocks the street rises about 80 feet.