1 get up, arise, stand (up), get to one's feet, Brit be upstanding:
All rise when the judge enters the court.
2 get up, arise, awaken, waken, wake up, start or begin the day, Nautical or Colloq hit the deck, Colloq turn out:
We usually rise at about six o'clock.
3 ascend, be elevated, arise, climb, lift, go up, mount:
The smoke slowly, almost furtively, rose from the camp-fire into the still night air. The morning star can be seen tomorrow rising in the sky just before dawn. Some of those skyscrapers rise to a height of 110 storeys
4 Often, rise (up) (against). rebel, revolt, mutiny, kick over the traces, take up arms, mount the barricades, take to the streets:
If the food shortages persist, the people are sure to rise up and overthrow the present regime
5 swell, flood, increase, grow; wax:
Owing to the heavy rains, the river is rising rapidly.
6 slant or incline or slope (upwards), ascend, climb, go uphill:
The path rises steeply just beyond the cwm.
7 fly, take flight, take wing, take to the air, take off, arise, lift, climb, soar, mount:
At the roar of the gun, tens of thousands of flamingoes rose from the lakes
8 advance, improve one's lot or position, progress, get ahead, go or get somewhere, succeed, make something of oneself, be promoted, prosper, thrive, make good, Colloq make it, make the grade, go places:
Fielding could well have risen in the company had his attitude been different.
9 start, begin, originate, arise, occur, happen, take place:
I cannot explain how so much bad feeling rose between us.
10 increase, be elevated or lifted or boosted, grow, go up, move upwards, climb, escalate, ascend, snowball:
When interest rates rise, they contribute to the inflation that raising them was supposed to reduce
11 arise, be nurtured, be produced, be generated, be created, spring up, be engendered:
The feelings that rose within him were spurred on by sheer hatred of the man.
12 rise to.
(a) arise, come up, meet, be equal to, prove adequate to:
If you need a good man, you can count on Michael to rise to the occasion.
(b) come to get, take, swallow, react to, respond to, succumb to, be tempted by:
Sue rose to the bait of a company car and accepted our offer.
13 ascent, hill, hillock, knoll, eminence, prominence, elevation, upland, highland, (upward) slope or incline, acclivity, US upgrade:
As we climbed a slight rise, we saw the mountains gleaming in the distance
14 increase, increment, gain, addition:
In return for only a slight rise in wages, they are being asked to take on much more responsibility
15 ascent, ascension, elevation, flight, climb, take-off:
The balloon's rise was suddenly halted when the basket caught in a tree.
16 get or Brit also take a rise out of (someone). provoke, stimulate, incite, instigate, foment, goad, encourage, press, push, shake up, waken, awaken, move, motivate, activate, agitate, stir (up), inflame, impassion:
We finally got a rise out of Sidney by threatening to charge him for cleaning his room
17 give rise to. start, engender, generate, begin, commence, produce, bring out, cause, bring about, bring into being:
We never discovered what gave rise to Tom's dislike of dogs.