rise - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] an increase in size, amount, quality, or strength
    rise in:

    the threat of a sudden rise in oil prices

    price/rent/tax etc rise:

    The proposed tax rise was not unexpected.

    on the rise (=increasing):

    Serious crime is once again on the rise.

    rise and fall:

    Traders make money by speculating on the rise and fall of share prices.

    1. a.
      British an increase in pay

      Car workers have been awarded a rise of 5%.

      I’m going to ask for a rise next week.

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  2. 2
    [singular] an increase in the power or influence of someone or something
    rise of:

    the rise of militant nationalism in the 1930s

    rise to prominence/power:

    His rise to prominence in sport dates from the early 1950s.

    rise to fame/stardom:

    The book charts Davis’ rise to fame.

    rise to the top:

    Her rapid rise to the top is well deserved.

    rise and fall (=a successful period followed by an unsuccessful period):

    The series covers the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

    meteoric rise:

    her meteoric rise from office clerk to managing director

  3. 3
    [singular] an upward movement
    the rise and fall of something:

    She could see the rise and fall of his chest as he breathed.

    1. a.
      [countable] a piece of land that slopes upwards

      He saw a car coming over the top of the rise.