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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The Plaza is a major upgrade from your standard model apartment, but issues can arise even in the most luxurious settings. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Victoria’s Secret Angels Took Over the Plaza Hotel for an Epic Pre-Show Sleepover," 21 Nov. 2018 Accusations of using dead people's signatures This isn't the first time Herrera's name has arisen in a dispute over voter signatures. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Lawsuit: 'Extensive and pervasive petition fraud' with Senate candidates' signatures," 11 June 2018 As multiple observations have proved, resistance that arises in one species of bacteria can migrate through the microbial world, passed on from pathogen to pathogen like a gambler trading away a card. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "The Catch-22 of Mass-Prescribing Antibiotics," 10 May 2018 The same issue arises with certain types of faux leather, which can be derived from plastic, and the polyester found so often in dresses, blouses, and even suiting. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Are Plant-Derived Materials the Future of Fast Fashion? H&M Makes Clothes from Pineapple Leaves, Orange Peels, and Algae," 26 Mar. 2019 Friction arises from the threads as well as the rotating bolt face scrubbing along the stationary workpiece. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "How to Use a Torque Wrench to Keep Your Car from Flying Apart," 26 Feb. 2019 The complications arise in part from the way funding for ICE detention facilities is determined. Natalie Andrews, WSJ, "Border Deal Doesn’t Resolve Detention Questions," 12 Feb. 2019 Conflict arises when Sam's son, Cam (Tony Sebastian), decides to go off on his own and compete as a race car driver, too. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Shania Twain Is Starring in a New Movie With John Travolta," 23 Jan. 2019 Sometimes the competition arises because one of us feels threatened. Miriam Foley, Good Housekeeping, "I Didn't Appreciate My Mother-in-Law Until I Had a Daughter," 17 Jan. 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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