arise

verb
\ ə-ˈrīz How to pronounce arise (audio) \
arose\ -​ˈrōz How to pronounce arose (audio) \; arisen\ -​ˈri-​zᵊn How to pronounce arisen (audio) \; arising\ -​ˈrī-​ziŋ How to pronounce arising (audio) \

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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Over time, a body of castle-building knowledge arose and all good castles more or less followed the same rules. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, "How to Storm a Castle," 11 Apr. 2019 Learning to practice meditation now can be extremely helpful when dangerous situations arise. Mckenzie Schwark, Teen Vogue, "The Thai Soccer Team Used Meditation to Help Them Survive," 12 July 2018 In rural counties, many county clerks' offices don't have information technology staff in-house and are relying on local government resources when issues arise. Sarah Zimmerman, chicagotribune.com, "Federal cybersecurity funds aimed at preventing another Russian hack into Illinois' elections," 23 June 2018 Marco Reus & Robert Lewandowski Even after Robert Lewandowski joined the dark side and signed for Bayern Munich, him and Marco Reus still perform their handshake when the opportunity arises. SI.com, "6 of the Coolest Handshakes Between Teammates," 22 June 2018 There still needs to be a specialty unit that other officers and dispatchers know to call when these kinds of crises arise. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Implementation of mental health training plan for officers runs counter to recommendations," 8 June 2018 In the rare case when complications arise, the group said, patients are at home and typically seek treatment at a hospital emergency room. NBC News, "Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arkansas law restricting medication abortion," 29 May 2018 When the opportunity arose to squeeze in a last minute celebrity cameo into Deadpool 2, the screenwriters decided to reach out to one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Brad Pitt Agreed to Cameo in Deadpool 2 Because His Kids Loved the First Movie," 21 May 2018 Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the issue of relaxing penalties against ZTE could arise when Trump lunches with senators Tuesday. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump's ZTE tweet sows confusion before trade talks with China," 15 May 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 How to pronounce arise (audio) \
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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