Definition of arise
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.
Recent Examples of arise from the Web
Questions have arisen about whether the government should or could have done more to warn the public about the dangers of floodwaters in wilderness areas.
Good natured disagreements about ribs may arise from time to time.
The problem arises, however, when fans try to push that ship on the celebrities themselves — like in the case of One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles.
Because amyloidosis is not limited to the heart, other symptoms may arise.
Now, though, a somewhat more complicated meme has arisen.
Every year, a Derby participant craters in the second half of the season, and questions arise about whether the long ball competition had anything to do with it.
According to an exhibit in the audit report, the question of ownership arose in 2012 while the statue was removed from its pedestal for cleaning and conservation.
In fact, when the irresistible temptation to compare these misbehaving tourist attractions to Crichton’s other famous fictional Park of horrors arises, Wood’s character, Dolores, emerges as the season’s biggest threat.
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Definition of arise for Students
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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