\ 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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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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In fact, the strains were genetically different on different continents—suggesting that C. auris had not begun in one place and then spread by transmission, but had arisen simultaneously everywhere, for reasons no one could discern. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Strange and Curious Case of the Deadly Superbug Yeast," 13 July 2018 Where the weaknesses of the R70x arise, they can only be detected by comparison to pricier headphones. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica R70x review: the definition of neutral headphones," 6 July 2018 Living among people who did not speak Hebrew, a new generation of Jews arose who no longer had the ability to use Hebrew as a means of articulating their inner feelings to the Almighty. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Jewish Journal, "Why do we pray with a set text?," 2 July 2018 Questions about Sanders' racial attitudes arose after Papa John's founder John Schnatter admitted Wednesday to using the N-word while learning how to distance himself from racist groups, saying Sanders had never faced criticism for using it. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "Papa John said Colonel Sanders used the N-word. Was KFC's icon racist?," 13 July 2018 This happens in cancers, of course, which arise when mutations create genetically distinct cells. Robert Martone, Scientific American, "Early Life Experience: It’s in Your DNA," 10 July 2018 The settlement, which includes Ms. Spinks attorney fees, effectively resolves all claims arising out of Mr. Skeaton’s death. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "$110,000 settlement in Auburn Jail overdose death," 5 June 2018 Alba, who briefly held the job of fire chief before he was fired due to a controversy that arose out of an affair with a female co-worker, prevailed in his contention that he was defamed by her lack of candor about their relationship. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ex-fire chief Alba in Waukesha wins defamation lawsuit against against ex-lover and employee, but gets no compensation," 11 May 2018 The Federation of Patriotic Societies (FoPS) arose in 1916 to fight Catholicism and to prevent Catholics from holding public office. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 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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\ 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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