arise

verb
\ ə-ˈrīz How to pronounce arise (audio) \
arose\ ə-​ˈrōz How to pronounce arise (audio) \; arisen\ ə-​ˈri-​zᵊn How to pronounce arise (audio) \; arising\ ə-​ˈrī-​ziŋ How to pronounce arise (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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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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Recent Examples on the Web Often the damaging relationship dynamics that arise in teams are not that different from toxic romantic partnerships. Beau River, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Nevertheless, the new strains were a wake-up call for researchers to start planning for even more concerning variants that could arise in the future, according to Kate Broderick, Inovio’s senior vice president of research. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2021 The Cold War record explains that in places like Oakland, Luanda, or Hanoi freedom, equality, independence, or political self-determination didn’t arise without violent rebellion. BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2021 Cusk has previously demonstrated how false narratives arise from honest feelings, in her nonfiction and the Outline trilogy. Washington Post, 4 May 2021 The mathematician Paul Erdős was prolific in this area, proving numerous theorems that set quantitative bounds on the size of the cliques and stable sets that can arise in Ramsey theory. Quanta Magazine, 26 Apr. 2021 These changes randomly arise in a parent's sperm and eggs; although they are not observed in the parent's genomes, they can be passed to their children. Amy Woodyatt, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 As states lift restrictions and coronavirus variants spread, scientists and federal health officials have warned that a fourth surge of cases could arise in the United States even as the nation's vaccination campaign gathers speed. Madeleine Ngo And Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Star Tribune, 8 Apr. 2021 This work revealed that mutations that threaten the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines or medicines arise only rarely in any single individual. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of arise was before the 12th century

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11 Jun 2021

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“Arise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arise. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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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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