rise
noun
  1. an increase

    Examples
    • a rise in the price of raw materials

    • Oil price rises brought about a recession in world trade.

    • The recent rise in interest rates has made mortgages dearer.

    • There needs to be an increase in salaries to keep up with the rise in the cost of living.

  2. an increase in pay

    Examples
    • She asked her boss for a rise.

    • He had a 6 per cent rise in January.

    (Note The US term is raise.)
verb

to move upwards or to become higher

Examples
  • Prices or Salaries are rising faster than inflation.

  • Interest rates have risen to 15 per cent.

(Note rising - rose - risen)
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