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An example use of rise in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… in diameter water should rise less than …”

meanings of rise


  1. To be resurrected.
  2. To move upwards.
  3. To become erect; to assume an upright position.
  4. (intransitive) To move, or appear to move, physically upwards relative to the ground.
  5. To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
  6. To have its source (in a particular place).
  7. To leave one's bed; to get up.
  8. To become agitated, opposed, or hostile; to go to war; to take up arms; to rebel.
  9. To cause to go up or ascend.
  10. (intransitive) To increase in value or standing.
  11. Of a quantity, price, etc., to increase.
  12. To go up; to ascend; to climb.
  13. To grow upward; to attain a certain height.
  14. To come; to offer itself.
  15. To be lifted, or capable of being lifted, from the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; said of a form.
  16. To become active, effective or operational, especially in response to an external or internal stimulus.
  17. To become more and more dignified or forcible; to increase in interest or power; said of style, thought, or discourse.
  18. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pitch.
  19. To develop.
  20. To appear to move upwards from behind the horizon of a planet as a result of the planet's rotation.
  21. To attain a higher status.
  22. To begin, to develop; to be initiated.
  23. To retire; to give up a siege.
  24. To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to become light.
  25. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn.
  26. To slope upward.
  27. To become perceptible to the senses, other than sight.


  1. An increase in someone's pay rate; a raise.
  2. The process of or an action or instance of moving upwards or becoming greater.
  3. An angry reaction.
  4. An area of terrain that tends upward away from the viewer, such that it conceals the region behind it; a slope.
  5. The process of or an action or instance of coming to prominence.
  6. A small hill; used chiefly in place names.
  7. The amount of material extending from waist to crotch in a pair of trousers or shorts.
  8. The height of an arch.
  9. Alternative form of rice (“twig").
  10. An increase (in a quantity, price, etc).

rise frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word rise occurs in english on average 54.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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