\ 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

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Recent Examples on the Web When the rival tribe is understood as being fundamentally illegitimate, then no government arising from that tribe can be understood as legitimate, either, and neither can the political processes that empower that tribe over its rivals. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "Impeachment and the Broken Truce," 14 Nov. 2019 Metzger and colleagues also found that one cancer infecting golden carpet shell clams (Polititapes aureus), actually first arose in pullet carpet shells, a similar shellfish also found in Western Europe. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "Rare cancers spreading among sea creatures have scientists perplexed," 8 Nov. 2019 She and Curran take possession of the tale and save it with sprightliness; their smiles arise without warning. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Boys Will Be Boys in “Ford v Ferrari”," 8 Nov. 2019 The technology has put the UK at the forefront of speedy online transactions, but there’s no way to reverse these payments, and questions arise about who is liable when things go wrong. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Britain’s digital payments have gotten too fast," 6 Nov. 2019 If the company complies with requirements and no other issues arise, the permit will be extended for up to four more years without public notice, state documents say. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "State approves permit for Hatcher Pass snowcat and helicopter skiing," 5 Nov. 2019 These two grants have more flexibility and the village will report back to the state what they will be used for when the need arises and priorities are decided, Hamill said. Anna Kim,, "Glenview, Northbrook to get share of $45B state infrastructure funding," 3 Nov. 2019 The child is now eight, but problems have now arisen surrounding the payment to the doctor., "Doctor Sues Neymar in Attempt to Claim Compensation for Attending Birth of Son," 2 Nov. 2019 Discounts on Microsoft’s older hardware aren’t especially surprising, as the new products arise. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's discounting its new Surfaces for Black Friday, but HP's $299 laptop may be the steal," 1 Nov. 2019

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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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\ 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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