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uprising

[uhp-rahy-zing, uhp-rahy-zing] /ˈʌpˌraɪ zɪŋ, ʌpˈraɪ zɪŋ/
noun
1.
an insurrection or revolt.
2.
an act of rising up.
3.
an ascent or acclivity.
Origin of uprising
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see up-, rising
Synonyms
1. rebellion.

uprise

[v. uhp-rahyz; n. uhp-rahyz] /v. ʌpˈraɪz; n. ˈʌpˌraɪz/
verb (used without object), uprose, uprisen, uprising.
1.
to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
2.
to rise into view:
As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
3.
to rise in revolt.
4.
to come into existence or prominence:
Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
5.
to move upward; mount up; ascend.
6.
to come above the horizon.
7.
to slope upward:
The land uprises from the river to the hills.
8.
to swell or grow, as a sound:
A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
noun
9.
an act of rising up.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English uprisen. See up-, rise
Related forms
upriser, noun
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uprising

/ˈʌpˌraɪzɪŋ; ʌpˈraɪzɪŋ/
noun
1.
a revolt or rebellion
2.
(archaic) an ascent

uprise

verb (ʌpˈraɪz) -rises, -rising, -rose, -risen
1.
(transitive) to rise up
noun (ˈʌpˌraɪz)
2.
another word for rise (sense 24), rise (sense 25), rise (sense 26)
Derived Forms
upriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for uprising
n.

mid-13c., "action of rising from death or the grave, resurrection," from up + rising (n.). Meaning "action of rising from bed" is recorded from c.1300; sense of "insurrection, popular revolt" first attested 1580s.

uprise

v.

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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