[verb uhp-rahyz; noun uhp-rahyz]

verb (used without object), up·rose, up·ris·en, up·ris·ing.


an act of rising up.

Origin of uprise

First recorded in 1250–1300, uprise is from the Middle English word uprisen. See up-, rise
Related formsup·ris·er, noun
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Related Words for uprise

scale, rise, ascend, increase, awake, stand, arise, climb, awaken, upspring

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verb (ʌpˈraɪz) -rises, -rising, -rose or -risen

(tr) to rise up

noun (ˈʌpˌraɪz)

Derived Formsupriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for uprise

c.1300, "stand up; get out of bed; ascend to a higher level," from up + rise (v.). Cf. West Frisian oprize, Middle Dutch oprisen, Dutch oprijzen.

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