[verb uhp-rahyz; noun uhp-rahyz]
- to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
- to rise into view: As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
- to rise in revolt.
- to come into existence or prominence: Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
- to move upward; mount up; ascend.
- to come above the horizon.
- to slope upward: The land uprises from the river to the hills.
- to swell or grow, as a sound: A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
- an act of rising up.
Origin of uprise
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Examples from the Web for uprise
The governor of the district and his crew are plotting to uprise.Cabbages and Kings
Benjamin of Tiberias, leader of a Jewish uprise in Palestine, 19, 22.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
The uprise of land has been detected in various parts of the world.
The uprise of an idea, perception of a principle, makes many one and inseparable.Tablets
Amos Bronson Alcott
Nor was the uprise of Protestantism in Scotland the only result of her policy in giving fire and strength to the new religion.History of the English People
John Richard Green
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Word Origin and History for uprise
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