\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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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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But then a major problem arose when Nardello incorrectly filled out an important form that was never corrected by a June 4 deadline. Christopher Keating,, "Judge Orders Former Rep. Vickie Nardello's Name Be Put On State Senate Primary Ballot After Paperwork Error," 11 July 2018 The idea, Hafford said, arose at a monthly meeting in the chamber offices with representatives from restaurants around Towson attending. Libby Solomon,, "'Neighborhood Night' begins tonight offering specials to those who live or work in Towson," 11 July 2018 Moments later, another heckler arose and the scene repeated itself. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "VP Pence tears into McCaskill, shrugs off disruptions at KC event," 11 July 2018 Almost immediately, though, a problem arose in Britain's ironworks. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 Still, even in places where such frameworks exist, problems can arise. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Cement Producers Are Developing a Plan to Reduce CO2 Emissions," 9 July 2018 In 1989 the opportunity arose for the family to move back to Orlando, FL where Noah worked as an anesthesiologist at Orlando Health until the time of his passing. Orlando Sentinel,, "Deaths in Central Florida: 7/8," 8 July 2018 In the latest film, a third political party arises, the New Founding Fathers of America. Fortune, "'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Swarms Theaters With $76 Million Opening Weekend," 8 July 2018 Beyond the biblical literalism of allied evangelicals, newly sophisticated ways of attacking environmental sciences arose that appealed to doubt and uncertainty, coins of the scientific realm itself. Christopher Sellers, Vox, "How Republicans came to embrace anti-environmentalism," 6 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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\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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