arise

verb
\ ə-ˈrīz \
arose\ -​ˈrōz \; arisen\ -​ˈri-​zᵊn \; arising\ -​ˈrī-​ziŋ \

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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In this view, there don't need to be any practical benefits arising from the social practice itself; instead, the benefits are all indirect, and based on group identity. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "People adopt made-up social rules to be part of a group," 28 Dec. 2018 Is this some kind of steam arising from body functions? Fox News, "President Trump attacks New York Times for anonymous op-ed," 7 Sep. 2018 Most denied were the 81 claims arising from hitting traffic cones or barrels. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "I-4 construction nightmares: Drivers seeking payment for car damage face daunting odds," 13 July 2018 Gun Rights Judge Kavanaugh carved out a more gun rights-friendly view than colleagues in a 2011 case arising from a challenge to a District of Columbia law that required gun owners to register and banned possession of semiautomatic rifles. Charlie Savage, New York Times, "Brett Kavanaugh on the Issues: Abortion, Guns, Climate and More," 10 July 2018 The utility, however, could not use the money to pay any government fines or penalties arising from the fires. David R. Baker, SFChronicle.com, "PG&E customers would pay some Wine Country fire costs under bond proposal," 9 July 2018 But given likely disruptions arising from trade battles, predictors of recessions such as the slope of the yield curve should be closely monitored. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Is a flattening yield curve a sign of a coming recession?," 6 July 2018 Sebaceous cysts: These cysts arise from the sebaceous glands of dogs. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Most lumps are nothing serious, but don't take a chance. Call the vet.," 5 July 2018 In September 2017, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay more than $35 million to resolve criminal liability arising from HIPAA violations stemming from activities of its sales force. Anne M. Murphy, Laura B. Angelini, STAT, "Criminal prosecution for violating HIPAA: an emerging threat to health care professionals," 2 July 2018

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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 \
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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