- an increaseExamplesa 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.
- an increase in payExamplesShe asked her boss for a rise. • He had a 6 per cent rise in January.(NoteThe US term is raise.)