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 for Risen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rise \Rise\ (r[imac]z), v. i. [imp. Rose (r[=o]z); p. p.
     Risen; p. pr. & vb. n. Rising.] [AS. r[imac]san; akin to
     OS. r[imac]san, D. rijzen, OHG. r[imac]san to rise, fall,
     Icel. r[imac]sa, Goth. urreisan, G. reise journey. CF.
     Arise, Raise, Rear, v.]
     1. To move from a lower position to a higher; to ascend; to
        mount up. Specifically:
        (a) To go upward by walking, climbing, flying, or any
            other voluntary motion; as, a bird rises in the air; a
            fish rises to the bait.
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        (b) To ascend or float in a fluid, as gases or vapors in
            air, cork in water, and the like.
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        (c) To move upward under the influence of a projecting
            force; as, a bullet rises in the air.
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        (d) To grow upward; to attain a certain height; as, this
            elm rises to the height of seventy feet.
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        (e) To reach a higher level by increase of quantity or
            bulk; to swell; as, a river rises in its bed; the
            mercury rises in the thermometer.
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        (f) To become erect; to assume an upright position; as, to
            rise from a chair or from a fall.
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        (g) To leave one's bed; to arise; as, to rise early.
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                  He that would thrive, must rise by five. --Old
                                                    Proverb.
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        (h) To tower up; to be heaved up; as, the Alps rise far
            above the sea.
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        (i) To slope upward; as, a path, a line, or surface rises
            in this direction. "A rising ground." --Dryden.
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        (j) To retire; to give up a siege.
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                  He, rising with small honor from Gunza, . . .
                  was gone.                         --Knolles.
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        (k) To swell or puff up in the process of fermentation; to
            become light, as dough, and the like.
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     2. To have the aspect or the effect of rising. Specifically:
        
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        (a) To appear above the horizont, as the sun, moon, stars,
            and the like. "He maketh his sun to rise on the evil
            and the good." --Matt. v. 45.
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        (b) To become apparent; to emerge into sight; to come
            forth; to appear; as, an eruption rises on the skin;
            the land rises to view to one sailing toward the
            shore.
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        (c) To become perceptible to other senses than sight; as,
            a noise rose on the air; odor rises from the flower.
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        (d) To have a beginning; to proceed; to originate; as,
            rivers rise in lakes or springs.
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                  A scepter shall rise out of Israel. --Num. xxiv.
                                                    17.
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                  Honor and shame from no condition rise. --Pope.
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     3. To increase in size, force, or value; to proceed toward a
        climax. Specifically: 
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        (a) To increase in power or fury; -- said of wind or a
            storm, and hence, of passion. "High winde . . . began
            to rise, high passions -- anger, hate." --Milton.
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        (b) To become of higher value; to increase in price.
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                  Bullion is risen to six shillings . . . the
                  ounce.                            --Locke.
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        (c) To become larger; to swell; -- said of a boil, tumor,
            and the like.
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        (d) To increase in intensity; -- said of heat.
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        (e) To become louder, or higher in pitch, as the voice.
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        (f) To increase in amount; to enlarge; as, his expenses
            rose beyond his expectations.
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     4. In various figurative senses. Specifically: 
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        (a) To become excited, opposed, or hostile; to go to war;
            to take up arms; to rebel.
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                  At our heels all hell should rise
                  With blackest insurrection.       --Milton.
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                  No more shall nation against nation rise.
                                                    --Pope.
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        (b) To attain to a better social position; to be promoted;
            to excel; to succeed.
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                  Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
                                                    --Shak.
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        (c) To become more and more dignified or forcible; to
            increase in interest or power; -- said of style,
            thought, or discourse; as, to rise in force of
            expression; to rise in eloquence; a story rises in
            interest.
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        (d) To come to mind; to be suggested; to occur.
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                  A thought rose in me, which often perplexes men
                  of contemplative natures.         --Spectator.
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        (e) To come; to offer itself.
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                  There chanced to the prince's hand to rise
                  An ancient book.                  --Spenser.
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     5. To ascend from the grave; to come to life.
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              But now is Christ risen from the dead. --1. Cor. xv.
                                                    20.
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     6. To terminate an official sitting; to adjourn; as, the
        committee rose after agreeing to the report.
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              It was near nine . . . before the House rose.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     7. To ascend on a musical scale; to take a higher pith; as,
        to rise a tone or semitone.
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     8. (Print.) To be lifted, or to admit of being lifted, from
        the imposing stone without dropping any of the type; --
        said of a form.
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     Syn: To arise; mount; ascend; climb; scale.
  
     Usage: Rise, Appreciate. Some in America use the word
            appreciate for "rise in value;" as, stocks appreciate,
            money appreciates, etc. This use is not unknown in
            England, but it is less common there. It is
            undesirable, because rise sufficiently expresses the
            idea, and appreciate has its own distinctive meaning,
            which ought not to be confused with one so entirely
            different.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Risen \Ris"en\
     1. p. p. & a. from Rise. "Her risen Son and Lord." --Keble.
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     2. (Obs.) imp. pl. of Rise. --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  risen
      adj 1: (of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon; "the risen
             sun"

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