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.
Origin and Etymology of arise
Middle English, from Old English ārīsan, from ā-, perfective prefix + rīsan to rise — more at abide
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of arise
ARISE Defined for Kids
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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