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
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 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
arose \-ˈrōz\aris·en \-ˈri-zən\aris·ing \-ˈrī-ziŋ\
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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