arise

verb
\ ə-ˈrīz How to pronounce arise (audio) \
arose\ ə-​ˈrōz How to pronounce arise (audio) \; arisen\ ə-​ˈri-​zᵊn How to pronounce arise (audio) \; arising\ ə-​ˈrī-​ziŋ How to pronounce arise (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 Should the need arise, the Fed knows how to shrink the mountain of bank reserves by selling assets rather than buying them. Alan S. Blinder, WSJ, "There’s No Need to Panic About a Little Inflation," 15 Mar. 2021 Of course, the other side of that coin can be argued as doing away with the emotional reactions that can arise when confronting a dicey driving situation such as a steep decline. Lance Eliot, Forbes, "Precipice Edginess When A Self-Driving Car Drives Down A Super-Steep Slope Like These Top Ten U.S. Vertical-Drop Streets," 17 Apr. 2021 Mindfulness is the therapeutic practice of focusing on the present moment while calmly observing and accepting the feelings that arise. Remy Ramirez, Marie Claire, "My Tarot Card Dependency Controlled My Life," 9 Apr. 2021 Our state leaders can still adopt this plan and use similar principles to govern other interstate river conflicts that will inevitably arise. al, "Alabama, pay attention to Supreme Court ruling against Florida in water war," 7 Apr. 2021 That issue is different from those that arise in a typical antitrust case examining whether some form of business behavior will lead to higher prices for its customers. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court’s NCAA Case Could Sweep Beyond Athletics," 30 Mar. 2021 As the feature continues to grow, Facebook suggested a scalpel, not an ax, was the best way to combat problems that arise. NBC News, "Facebook to crack down on groups that break its rules," 17 Mar. 2021 It was delayed by the pandemic and the inevitable difficulties that arise when a group has broken up and relations among the members are strained. Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, "Crosby, Stills, and Nash Detail ‘Deja Vu’ 50th Anniversary Reissue," 17 Mar. 2021 But the crisis at Google shows the tensions that can arise when academic research is conducted within a company whose future depends on the same technology that's under examination. Rachel Metz, CNN, "How one employee's exit shook Google and the AI industry," 11 Mar. 2021

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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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“Arise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arise. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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