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
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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