[ verb uhp-rahyz; noun uhp-rahyz ]
/ verb ʌpˈraɪz; noun ˈʌpˌraɪz /

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


an act of rising up.

Nearby words

  1. uprate,
  2. uprear,
  3. upright,
  4. upright piano,
  5. uprightly,
  6. uprising,
  7. upriver,
  8. uproar,
  9. uproarious,
  10. uproot

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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British Dictionary definitions for uprise


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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