arise

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

Examples of arise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The delay in Main Street funding may arise during a Tuesday hearing before a House committee in which Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are scheduled to testify. Washington Post, "Fed’s program for loaning to Main Street off to slow start," 30 June 2020 For example, if conversations with your father start out well and suddenly go south when politics arise, setting limits may do the trick. Lynn Saladino, Health.com, "How to Manage Disappointment and Anger During COVID-19, According to a Psychologist," 29 June 2020 Critical questions arise over the supervision of the company, especially with regards to accounting and balance sheet control. Charles Riley, CNN, "Wirecard's collapse reveals cracks at the heart of Germany, Inc," 27 June 2020 In this case, systematic uncertainties will arise from the small size of the moon and its lack of a thick atmosphere. Scott Hershberger, Scientific American, "How Long Do Neutrons Live? Space Probe Could Put Debate to Rest," 25 June 2020 Be tactful in discussions during which differences arise. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 11 June 2020 Delays will also arise from voters who requested an absentee ballot but later decided to vote in person. Mark Niesse, ajc, "Georgia’s primary: How to vote in an unprecedented election," 3 June 2020 Disagreements over money matters might arise, but such conflicts should be easily solved. BostonGlobe.com, "Horoscope," 19 June 2020 Those are the feelings that arise inside you in that place. Arthur Longworth, The New Republic, "How to Survive Supermax," 18 June 2020

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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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4 Jul 2020

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“Arise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arise. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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