Definition of rise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//raɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//raɪz//
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  1. 1  [countable] an increase in an amount, a number or a level The industry is feeling the effects of recent price rises. rise in something There has been a sharp rise in the number of people out of work. Insulin is used to control the rise of glucose levels in the blood. Language BankincreaseDescribing an increase Student numbers in English language schools in this country increased from 66 000 in 2008 to just over 84 000 in 2009. The number of students increased by almost 30% compared with the previous year. Student numbers shot up/increased dramatically in 2009. The proportion of Spanish students rose sharply from 5% in 2008 to 14% in 2009. There was a significant rise in student numbers in 2009. The 2009 figure was 84 000, an increase of 28% on the previous year. The 2009 figure was 84 000, 28 per cent up on the previous year. As the chart shows, this can partly be explained by a dramatic increase in students from Spain.
  2. 2  [countable] (British English) (North American English raise) an increase in the money you are paid for the work you do I'm going to ask for a rise. He criticized the huge pay rises awarded to industry bosses. Wordfinderbonus, commission, deduction, earn, overtime, pay, rise, salary, tax, wage
  3. in power/importance
  4. 3  [singular] rise (of somebody/something) the act of becoming more important, successful, powerful, etc. the rise of fascism in Europe the rise and fall of the British Empire her meteoric rise to power
  5. upward movement
  6. 4  [singular] an upward movement She watched the gentle rise and fall of his chest as he slept. Which Word?rise / raiseVerbs Raise is a verb that must have an object and rise is used without an object. When you raise something, you lift it to a higher position or increase it:He raised his head from the pillow. We were forced to raise the price. When people or things rise, they move from a lower to a higher position:She rose from the chair. The helicopter rose into the air. Rise can also mean ‘to increase in number or quantity’:Costs are always rising.Nouns The noun rise means a movement upwards or an increase in an amount or quantity:a rise in interest rates. In British English it can also be used to mean an increase in pay:Should I ask my boss for a rise? In North American English this is a raise:a three per cent pay raise. Rise can also mean the process of becoming more powerful or important:his dramatic rise to power.
  7. sloping land
  8. 5[countable] an area of land that slopes upwards synonym slope The church was built at the top of a small rise. see also high-rise
  9. Word OriginOld English rīsan ‘make an attack’, ‘wake, get out of bed’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rijzen and German reisen.Extra examples His swift rise to the national team surprised everyone. That is the quickest rise to power I have ever seen. The union is demanding a pay rise of 5%. The union is demanding an across-the-board pay rise of 5%. Unemployment continued its remorseless rise. a meteoric rise to fame a rise on last year’s levels a twofold rise in prices his rise from the music halls into a beloved star the alarming rise in obesity in the US the deterioration of our trade balance and the corresponding rise in protectionism the inexorable rise of oil prices the initial rise of a women’s emancipation movement the rise and fall of the Roman Empire His eventual fall was as fast as his meteoric rise to power. The film traces the rise of fascism in Europe. The speed of her rise to fame has been astonishing. a rapid increase/​growth/​rise in the number of private cars. an alarming increase/​rise in violent crime.Idioms
    get a rise out of somebody
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    to make somebody react in an angry way by saying something that you know will annoy them, especially as a joke See related entries: Anger
    (formal) to cause something to happen or exist The novel's success gave rise to a number of sequels.
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