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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The issue arose Tuesday night at the city council meeting. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier retiring; hints at run for Congress," 12 June 2019 Questions about the nature of Durant’s preexisting injury and his potential for further damage arose immediately, buttressed by more fundamental questions of motivation, influence, and pressure. Robert O'connell, The Atlantic, "Kevin Durant’s Disastrous Comeback," 11 June 2019 The dome is now under the jurisdiction of the government of the Marshall Islands, and a 1979 agreement between the two governments states that the U.S. is not responsible for any problems that might arise from past nuclear experiments. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S.'s Aging 'Nuclear Coffin' Is an Ecological Disaster Waiting To Happen," 20 May 2019 County leaders wanted to continue a long-time assurance that the city would cover any shortfall that might arise in paying debt on the Sharonville Convention Center. Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, "City and county reach deal on FC Cincinnati tax incentives. Now they have to approve it," 30 Apr. 2019 While much of that drop has been attributed to recurring scandal and leadership concerns, Lynn’s case is complicated by friction arising from third-party transactions. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Sponsorship issue causes rift between Louisville and major donor," 31 May 2018 The district also described increased racial tensions arising from racially charged language around immigration, school officials said. Maxine Bernstein, OregonLive.com, "Hillsboro's Liberty High School must allow student to wear pro-Trump T-shirt, judge rules," 29 May 2018 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

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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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