Idioms

    get a rise out of, Informal.
    1. to provoke, as to action or anger.
    2. to evoke the expected or desired response from.
    give rise to, to originate; produce; cause: The Industrial Revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.

Origin of rise

before 1000; Middle English risen (v.), Old English rīsan; cognate with Dutch rijzen, Old High German rīsan, Gothic reisan; akin to raise, rear2

Related forms

half-rise, nounre·rise, verb, re·rose, re·ris·en, re·ris·ing.un·ris·en, adjective

Can be confused

raise rise (see usage note at raise)

Usage note

See raise.
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British Dictionary definitions for rise above (1 of 2)

rise above


verb

(intr, preposition) to overcome or be unaffected by (something mean or contemptible)

British Dictionary definitions for rise above (2 of 2)

rise

/ (raɪz) /

verb rises, rising, rose (rəʊz) or risen (ˈrɪzən) (mainly intr)

noun

Word Origin for rise

Old English rīsan; related to Old Saxon rīsan, Gothic reisan
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Idioms and Phrases with rise above

rise


In addition to the idioms beginning with rise

  • rise and shine
  • rise from the ashes
  • rise in the world
  • rise through the ranks
  • rise to the bait
  • rise to the occasion

also see:

  • come up (rise in the world)
  • get a rise out of
  • give birth (rise) to
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