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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Cowboys' drama isn't the only headline to arise out of the first week of training camp. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "NFL Training Camp Notebook: Ezekiel Elliott Continuing Cowboys Holdout in Cabo," 31 July 2019 Part of the dispute arises from a request to share details of Harvard's investigation. NBC News, "Student group says Harvard 'woefully' failed to address racist messages," 27 July 2019 The matter of belonging arises again and again in Howland’s writing, in every context imaginable, from the university hospital to the public library to the refugee camp to the mundane family outing. Abigail Deutsch, Harper's magazine, "Bette on the Blues," 22 July 2019 The issue arises, instead, from a whole ecosystem of companies. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users," 18 July 2019 The action arises from a battle within the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee where Trump asserted executive privilege last month to shield documents relating to the citizenship question secret. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "House votes to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt," 17 July 2019 The logo arose out of confrontations between law enforcement and anti-Vietnam War protesters during the 1970 Chicano Moratorium rally, according to KPCC/LAist. Maya Lau, latimes.com, "Deputy gangs have survived decades of lawsuits and probes. Can the FBI stop them?," 14 July 2019 The two sides didn't really fight there, but Universal did contend that there was enough evidence that Moritz had agreed to arbitrate disputes arising out of Fast & Furious, or at very least, an arbitrator should decide the issue of arbitrability. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Universal Stuck in Court With 'Fast and Furious' Producer," 8 July 2019 In a statement on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the arrest was the first step in a series of actions arising out of that review. Brian M. Rosenthal, New York Times, "Notorious Debt Collector in Taxi Industry Is Arrested," 2 July 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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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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