Past Tense Of Rise: Rose or Risen? (Pronunciation & Usage)

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Rise?

Is rose the past tense of rise? Yes, the past tense of to rise is rose. The verb rise is an irregular verb, so it does not follow the rules of -ed verb conjugation.

Apart from the rise in past tense, the verb is also conjugated as rises in 3rd person singular present tense and rising in the present participle form.

The past participle of rise is risen, which needs to be followed by auxiliary verbs such as has, have, and had. You can watch the table below for more details of other verb conjugations.

Simple Present He/She/It rises

I/You/We/They rise

Present Continuous He/She/It is rising

I am rising

You/We/They are rising

Present Perfect He/She/It has risen

I/You/We/They have risen

Present Perfect Continuous He/She/It has been rising

I/You/We/They have been rising

Simple Past He/She/It/I/You/We/They rose
Past Continuous I/He/She/It was rising

You/We/They were rising

Past Perfect He/She/It/I/You/We/They had risen
Past Perfect Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been rising
Simple Future He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall rise
Future Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be rising
Future Perfect He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have risen
Future Perfect Continuous He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been rising

How do you spell rise or rose as naturally and correctly as native speakers? The below videos will help you.

How to say rise: 

How to say rose: 


According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the IPA transcription of rise is /raɪz/, and of rose is /roʊz/. Risen transcribed as /rɪzən/. You can watch the table below to make it clearer.

Form of word



rise /raɪz/



/roʊz/ /roʊz/
risen /rɪzən/


Definitions And How To Use Rose?

What are the meanings of rise? According to Oxford Dictionary, the English verb rise has the following meanings:

Example: I got up early to catch the sunrise but missed it. Instead, I just see smoke rising from the chimney, creating a hazy morning scene.

Example: After the pandemic, the prices of all items rise sharply. One can see this most clearly when the price of clams is increasing day by day.

Example: I heard you could get promoted and even rise to the top if you are hardworking and observant. Take the opportunity as soon as possible to not regret it later, especially in the 5-min test next week.

Example: They are rising from the chair and warmly receive a guest. It seemed to be a relative who had not been seen for a long time.

Example: He rallies like-minded people to rise against the oppressive regime. They suffered for a long time before making this decision.

Example: The court will rise at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Journalists and reporters are allowed inside to film but must comply with court regulations.

Example: The terror rises in her whenever she thinks of the past. Those obsessions have stuck with her all these years and can’t be removed.

Example: My mom and dad often rise at 5 a.m. to jog around the park near my house. They have maintained this habit for several years now.

Example: After kneading the dough and achieving the desired consistency, you need to leave the dough for about 1 hour in the refrigerator to rise. Then take it out to shape and bake.

The past tense for rise has the same meaning as its infinitive verb form. The key difference is that the rise past tense is used to talk about things that happened in the past, before the time of speaking. You can check out the examples below to make it clearer.



Choose the correct verb tense to fill in the (a), (b), and (c):

  1. The people (a) up against the dictator and overthrowing the evil government then. Although the uprising was successful, it still needed someone else to lead the country.

A. rise

B. rising

C. rose

D. risen

(The correct answer: C)

2. The number of unemployed people (b) dramatically in 2020, and this situation will continue until the end of 2021. There are many reasons for this, but mainly due to the pandemic.

A. rise

B. rose

C. risen

D. rises

(The correct answer: B)

3. Jane: What did the weather forecast say yesterday?

Jinny: They say the temperature (c) to 70° by midday, and there will be heavy rain in the evening.

Jane: So your anticipation was wrong. That’s why we’re stuck here.

A. rose

B. rises

C. rising

D. rise

(The correct answer: A)


What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Rise?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the synonyms of the verb rise are:

Increase, swell, accelerate, climb, expand, intensify, surge, multiply, boom, escalate, spread, accumulate, wax, gain, jump, roll up, mount, skyrocket, build up, appreciate, peak, heighten, enlarge, inflate, crest, crescendo, redouble, blow up, distend, and puff up.

The antonyms of rise are: decrease, diminish, recede, wane, lessen, and  dwindle.

What Is The Past Tense Of Rising?

Rising is just one of the rise verb forms. It’s the present participle form of rise, so it doesn’t have a past tense. Example: The sun is rising, and we can see it looming behind the hillsides.

Is Rise A Noun?

Yes. Rise is also a noun. According to Macmillan Dictionaries, the noun rise means an increase in size, amount, quality, strength, or pay increase.

Example: Tax rise suggestions were not unexpected. However, it has not been approved because there are too many unresolved issues.