rise

Definition

noun
  1. Examplesa rise in the price of raw materials • Oil price rises brought about a recession in world trade. • There has been a rise in sales of 10 per cent or Sales show a rise of 10 per cent. • Salaries are increasing to keep up with the rises in the cost of living. • The recent rise in interest rates has made mortgages dearer.
  2. an increase in pay
    ExamplesShe asked her boss for a rise. • He had a 6 per cent rise in January.
    (NoteThe US term is raise.)
verb
to move upwards or to become higher
ExamplesPrices or Salaries are rising faster than inflation. • Interest rates have risen to 15 per cent. • Salaries are rising faster than inflation.
(Noterising - rose - risen)

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