(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. arise, ascend, soar; slope upward; loom, appear; increase, augment; originate, spring from; get up; prosper; revolt, rebel. —n. ascent; acclivity, slope; origin, source; appreciation, increase; promotion, advancement; revolt; slang, reaction. See obliquity, beginning, cause, progression, disobedience.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of rising]
Syn. ascent, ascension, climb, mounting, soaring, towering, surge, upsurge, lift, upward sweep, ascent stage, reach, going up, coming up, pushing up.
Ant. fall*, sinking, drop.
2. [An increase]
Syn. augmentation, growth, enlargement, multiplication, heightening, intensifying, distention, stacking up, piling up, addition, accession, inflation, acceleration, doubling, advance; see also increase 1 .
Ant. reduction*, decrease, lessening.
3. [Source]
Syn. beginning, commencement, start, emergence; see appearance 3 , origin 1 .
get a rise out of*,
Syn. tease, bait, provoke, annoy; see anger 1 .
give rise to,
Syn. produce, initiate, begin; see cause 2 .
1. [To move upward]
Syn. ascend, mount, climb, scale, surmount, soar, tower, rocket, levitate, surge, sweep upward, lift, get up, bob up, move up, push up, reach up, come up, go up, sprout, grow, rear, uprise, rise up, fly up, take off, blast off, curl upward; see also fly 1 .
Ant. fall*, drop, come down.
2. [To get up after sleeping, lying, sitting, etc.]
Syn. arise, awake, get out of bed, stand up; see arise 1 , stand 1 .
3. [To increase]
Syn. grow, swell, intensify, mount, enlarge, spread, expand, extend, augment, heighten, enhance, distend, inflate, escalate, build, pile up, stack up, multiply, accelerate, speed up, add to, wax, advance, raise, double; see also increase 1 .
Ant. decrease*, lessen, contract.
4. [To begin]
Syn. spring, emanate, issue; see arise 3 , begin 2 .
5. [To improve one's station]
Syn. advance, prosper, flourish, thrive, succeed, progress, be promoted, be elevated, be lifted up, better oneself, rise in the world; see also improve 2 .
Ant. fail*, go down in the world, deteriorate.
6. [To be built]
Syn. stand, be erected, be placed, be located, be put up, go up, rise up, uprise, be founded, have foundation, be situated.
7. [To swell; said usually of dough or batter ]
Syn. inflate, billow, bulge, puff up; see swell .
See Synonym Study at arise .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. ascent ascension, climb, lift, advancement, progression.
2. hill elevation, ridge, humpback, mound, knoll.
3. increase growth, jump, gain, upswing, hike, enlargement, expansion, upsurge, raise.
ANT.: 1. descent, plunge. 2. depression, hole. 3. drop, dip, loss
1. ascend go up, climb, lift, elevate, levitate, mount, scale, soar, go skyward, stand, get up.
2. increase grow, jump, gain, enlarge, expand, surge, raise, inflate, swell, intensify, heighten, double, triple, multiply.
3. advance *climb the corporate ladder, *step up, progress, be promoted, get ahead, arrive.
ANT.: 1. descend, plunge. 2. decrease, shrink, dip. 3. recede, get demoted
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To adopt a standing posture: arise, get up, stand (up), uprise, upspring. Idiom: get to one's feet. See RISE. 2. To leave one's bed: arise, get up, pile, roll out. Informal: turn out. Idiom: rise and shine. See RISE. 3. To move from a lower to a higher position: arise, ascend, climb, lift, mount, soar. See RISE. 4. To make or become greater or larger: aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build, build up, burgeon, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, grow, increase, magnify, mount, multiply, proliferate, run up, snowball, soar, swell, upsurge, wax. Informal: beef up. See INCREASE. 5. To have as a source: arise, come, derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate, proceed, spring, stem, upspring. See START. 6. To attain a higher status, rank, or condition: advance, ascend, climb, mount. Idiom: go up the ladder. See INCREASE, RISE. 7. To gain success: arrive, get ahead, get on, go far, succeed. Idioms: go places, make good, make it. See THRIVE. 8. To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force a government or ruling authority. Also used with up: mutiny, rebel, revolt. See RESIST. II noun 1. The act of rising or moving upward: ascension, ascent, rising. See RISE. 2. An upward slope: acclivity, ascent. See RISE. 3. A natural land elevation: eminence, hill, prominence. See HIGH. 4. The act of increasing or rising: aggrandizement, amplification, augment, augmentation, boost, buildup, enlargement, escalation, growth, hike, increase, jump, multiplication, proliferation, raise, swell, upsurge, upswing, upturn. See INCREASE. 5. The amount by which something is increased: advance, boost, hike, increase, increment, jump, raise. See INCREASE. 6. A progression upward in rank: advancement, elevation, jump, promotion, upgrade. See RISE.

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