verb (used without object)
to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
to get up from bed, especially to begin the day after a night’s sleep: to rise early.
to become erect and stiff, as the hair in fright.
to get up after falling or being thrown down.
to become active in opposition or resistance; revolt or rebel.
verb (used with object)
Nonstandard. to cause to rise.
Nautical . to cause (something) to rise above the visible horizon by approaching nearer to it;
an act or instance of rising.
appearance above the horizon, as of the sun or moon.
elevation or increase in rank, fortune, influence, power, etc.: the rise and fall of ancient Rome.
an increase in height, as of the level of water.
the amount of such increase.
rise above, to ignore or be indifferent to, as an insult. Idioms
get a rise out of, Informal.
to provoke, as to action or anger.
to evoke the expected or desired response from.
give rise to, to originate; produce; cause: The Industrial
revolution gave rise to accelerated urbanization.
I’ve been been broken, I’m still broken, with nothing wise to say, but I am rising.