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What is the difference between uprising / rise?

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What is the difference between uprising / rise?
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What is the difference between uprising / rise?


peggyzhuo - Did you come across this split on some sort of Sentence Correction question? If so, I would like to see the sentence. Whenever I hear uprising, I think of a rebellion, or, in other words, a noun. The word rise, on the other hand, is primarily used as a verb, an action that indicates something going up. The difference between rise and raise is much more subtle.

While it is true that uprise can be used as a verb, that usage is outmoded and pretty much confined to historical texts at this point. It is also true that rise can be used as a noun, as in, "The quality of the report has produced a rise in its popularity in recent weeks." Context is important, but again, as a noun, uprising conjures up images of warfare.

I hope that helps. I am a linguaphile, so I enjoy discussing these sorts of hair-splitting differences, and if you have further questions, I would be happy to take a crack at them.

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Uprising has metaphorical and grand sense attached to it, used as a noun. Rise is more of than not it is a verb but can be used as a noun also. The context of the sentence will be needed to define the answer.
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peggyzhuo wrote:
What is the difference between uprising / rise?


Uprising is primarily used as a noun which means a rebellion, revolt or mutiny.

Rise is a more common verb/noun that has plenty of derived meanings. A quick google search will give you all the possible meanings of rise.
it generally indicates an upward movement or an increase.

Beyond that, we would need some context/sentence to explain the exact differences like others above have mentioned.

Hope that helps!
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