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arise

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1 to leave one's bed
  • the travelers arose before dawn and were on their way as the sun came up

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2 to come to one's attention especially gradually or unexpectedly
  • note in your report any problems that arise while you are conducting the experiment

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3 to come into existence
  • it is not known exactly how mammals arose, but scientists date the earliest mammals to the Triassic period

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4 to move or extend upward
  • slowly the hot-air balloon arose, and the round-the-world flight was begun

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How does the verb arise differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of arise are derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate, proceed, rise, spring, and stem. While all these words mean "to come up or out of something into existence," 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

In what contexts can derive take the place of arise?

The words derive and arise are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, derive implies a prior existence in another form.

the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast

Where would emanate be a reasonable alternative to arise?

While in some cases nearly identical to arise, emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source.

reports emanating from the capital

How do flow and spring relate to one another, in the sense of arise?

Flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception.

words flowed easily from her pen

When might issue be a better fit than arise?

The meanings of issue and arise largely overlap; however, issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet.

blood issued from the cut

When is it sensible to use originate instead of arise?

Although the words originate and arise have much in common, originate implies a definite source or starting point.

the fire originated in the basement

When would proceed be a good substitute for arise?

The words proceed and arise can be used in similar contexts, but proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause.

advice that proceeds from the best of intentions

When can spring be used instead of arise?

In some situations, the words spring and arise are roughly equivalent. However, spring implies rapid or sudden emerging.

an idea that springs to mind

When is stem a more appropriate choice than arise?

The synonyms stem and arise are sometimes interchangeable, but 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 first known use of arise was before the 12th century

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28 May 2020

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“Arise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/arise. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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