Simple Definition of arise
: to begin to occur or to exist
: to begin at a source
: to get up from sleep or after lying down
Examples of arise in a sentence
These problems arise when people try to avoid responsibility.
Questions have arisen concerning the company's financial records.
The sport arose in the 19th century.
The opportunity arose for a new position to be created.
A conflict arose because of a misunderstanding.
Tumors arose in different areas of the skin.
Origin and Etymology of arise
Middle English, from Old English ārīsan, from ā-, perfective prefix + rīsan to rise — more at abide
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of arise
Rhymes with arise
abscise, advise, apprise, apprize, assize, baptize, bite-size, breadthwise, capsize, chastise, clockwise, coastwise, cognize, comprise, crabwise, crack wise, crosswise, demise, despise, devise, disguise, disprize, door prize, downsize, earthrise, edgewise, emprise, endwise, excise, fanwise, franchise, full-size, grecize, high-rise, incise, king-size, leastwise, lengthwise, Levi's, life-size, likewise, low-rise, man-size, mid-rise, midsize, misprize, moonrise, nowise, outsize, piecewise, pint-size, premise, quantize, queen-size, remise, reprise, revise, rightsize, slantwise, streetwise, stylize, suffice, sunrise, surmise, surprise, trim size, twin-size, unwise, uprise
ARISE Defined for Kids
Definition of arise for Students
1 : to move upward <Mist arose from the valley.>
2 : to get up from sleep or after lying down
3 : to come into existence <A dispute arose.>
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