arise

verb
\ ə-ˈrīz \
arose\ -​ˈrōz \; arisen\ -​ˈri-​zᵊn \; arising\ -​ˈrī-​ziŋ \

Definition of arise

intransitive verb

1a : to begin to occur or to exist : to come into being or to attention Problems arise when people try to avoid responsibility. A conflict arose because of a misunderstanding. Questions have arisen concerning the company's financial records. He can defend himself should the need arise. [=if it becomes necessary to do so]
b : to originate from a source arteries that arise from the aorta a river that arises from two main sources
2 : to get up or stand up : rise He arose from his chair. especially : to get up from sleep or after lying down He arose (from bed) refreshed after a good night's sleep.
3 : to move upward : ascend A mist arose from the valley.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for arise

Synonyms

get up, rise, roll out, turn out, uprise

Antonyms

bed (down), retire, turn in

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spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem mean to come up or out of something into existence. spring implies rapid or sudden emerging. an idea that springs to mind arise and rise may both convey the fact of coming into existence or notice but rise often stresses gradual growth or ascent. new questions have arisen slowly rose to prominence originate implies a definite source or starting point. the fire originated in the basement derive implies a prior existence in another form. the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception. words flowed easily from her pen issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet. blood issued from the cut emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source. reports emanating from the capital proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause. advice that proceeds from the best of intentions stem implies originating by dividing or branching off from something as an outgrowth or subordinate development. industries stemming from space research

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Both Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya have broadcast footage from the protests, which have arisen in cities across the country and especially in and around the capital Khartoum, sometimes live. Brian Rohan, The Seattle Times, "Al Jazeera says Sudan withdraws journalists’ work permits," 22 Jan. 2019 But climate change played a starring role in many of them, creating riskier conditions for storms and fires to arise in. Umair Irfan, Vox, "What we learned from the disasters that hammered the US in 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 At speaking engagements for her book, the question of how to make those friends never fails to arise. Maggie Bullock, Marie Claire, "Where Did All My Girlfriends Go?," 10 Dec. 2018 The ancient anthropocene strikes again The researchers started with layers dating back to 7,000 years ago—at least 3,000 years before agriculture, or even settled village life, arose in the Maya Lowlands. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Carbon impact of ancient Maya farming may still be felt," 22 Aug. 2018 Moreover, any fatigue or injury issues which arise in the Champions League will likely be mitigated by home advantage in their subsequent Premier League fixtures. SI.com, "José Mourinho Reportedly Furious About Alleged Unfair Advantage for PL Rivals in Fixture List," 15 June 2018 An issue that has arisen in the wake of #MeToo that the report did not address, though, was the legal challenges that come with harassment cases. Maya Rhodan, Time, "#MeToo Has 'Tripled' Web Traffic For the Federal Agency That Investigates Harassment," 12 June 2018 Enhanced pleasure and erotic creativity, Dawson reminds us, can be achieved when you're not focused on a particular outcome—rather, simply immerse yourself in the experience, concentrate fully, and remain open to what arises in the moment. Ibby Kohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kinky Sex Could Be the Secret to Your Success," 5 June 2018 But in the wake of the October crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia, questions are arising about the newest variant of this popular plane type—the 737 Max 8—and whether problems with the jet’s flight-control software were a factor in the accident. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The FAA, Boeing Issue Alerts for 737 Max 8 Planes After Lion Air Crash," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of arise

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for arise

Middle English, from Old English ārīsan, from ā-, perfective prefix + rīsan to rise — more at abide

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arise

verb
\ ə-ˈrīz \
arose\ -​ˈrōz \; arisen\ -​ˈri-​zᵊn \; arising\ -​ˈrī-​ziŋ \

Kids Definition of arise

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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