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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 The inaccurate reports are believed to have arisen from a Jan. 2 article published online by New Europe, a Brussels newspaper that mostly covers European Union affairs. Washington Post, "NOT REAL NEWS: Finland is not launching 4-day working week," 7 Jan. 2020 Harper’s Magazine The present admiration of the criminal no doubt arises from what sociologists would describe as a condition of alienation. Lewis H. Lapham, Harper's magazine, "Criminal Minds," 6 Jan. 2020 The incident arose from an argument between Giganti, her 52-year-old male roommate and his girlfriend in an apartment along the 10200 block of W. Greenfield Avenue in West Allis on Dec. 28, according to the criminal complaint. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A West Allis woman accused of attempted homicide slashed her roommate's neck with a box cutter, police say," 3 Jan. 2020 The effect doesn’t have to arise from a resort’s signature scent. Michelle Lee, Allure, "The Beautiful and Nostalgic Power of Scent," 21 Nov. 2019 Concerns about censorship seem to arise whenever a tech company from China is involved. Wired, "TikTok, Under Scrutiny, Distances Itself From China," 25 Oct. 2019 Council President Kevin Kelley, his colleagues and Mayor Frank Jackson pledged to throw their support behind an initiative to increase the minimum wage statewide, if ever such a movement were to arise. Leila Atassi, cleveland, "Most Ohioans would support a higher minimum wage. So let’s make it happen.," 9 Oct. 2019 Pochettino's initial plans of using a diamond formation so that Son Heung-min would do Kane's running for him caused other issues to arise, notably in increasing the midfield workload and leaving Spurs exposed defensively., "Fixing Tottenham: Every Move the Lilywhites Need to Make to Solve the Current Crisis," 8 Oct. 2019 Yet, our simulation still shows, 300,000 years is far more than enough time for a new human species to arise. Pasquale Raia, The Conversation, "Fast evolution explains the tiny stature of extinct ‘Hobbit’ from Flores Island," 8 Oct. 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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14 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Arise.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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