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[ uh-rahyz ]

verb (used without object)

arose arisen [uh, -, riz, -, uh, n],arising
  1. to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise:

    He arose from his chair when she entered the room.

  2. to awaken; wake up:

    He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.

  3. to move upward; mount; ascend:

    A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.

    Synonyms: climb

  4. to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up:

    New problems arise daily.

    Synonyms: emanate, flow, emerge

  5. to result or proceed; spring or issue (sometimes followed by from ):

    It is difficult to foresee the consequences that may arise from this action. After such destruction many problems in resettlement often arise.


/ əˈraɪz /


  1. to come into being; originate
  2. foll by from to spring or proceed as a consequence; result

    guilt arising from my actions

  3. to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
  4. to come into notice
  5. to move upwards; ascend

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Other Words From

  • rea·rise verb (used without object) rearose rearisen rearising

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Word History and Origins

Origin of arise1

First recorded before 900; Middle English arisen, Old English ārīsan; cognate with Gothic ur-reisan; equivalent to a- 3 + rise

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Word History and Origins

Origin of arise1

Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise

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Example Sentences

They wanted to see if the pathogen would change and if weakened forms might arise.

Like many Silicon Valley success stories, Snowflake arose from frustrations of an earlier era.

From Fortune

If you ask marketing leaders how their jobs have changed you’ll likely hear about needing backup plans should another crisis arise.

From Digiday

Much of the controversy surrounding the James Beard Foundation has arisen since the awards were canceled, a decision that remains opaque and confusing even to some within the organization.

From Eater

So when new issues arise, Google’s systems are ready to handle those queries he said.

With a mortality rate of 70 percent, the more cases that arise, the deadlier this epidemic becomes.

That said, an investigation by the DEA does pose a risk should actual criminal charges arise.

The potential economic consequences that could arise from a travel ban on West Africa, says Eisenbarth, could be catastrophic.

Given that the nation is once again at war, that need could arise again sooner than anyone expects.

A number of problems can also arise when polls, like the above example from CNN, ask questions about policy.

Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.

If not, he must carefully study the intervening pages with painstaking—for when once learned, no further difficulty can arise.

Prepare the table, behold in the watchtower them that eat and drink: arise, ye princes, take up the shield.

I do not know whether they can be manned, but everything is being prepared for any emergency that may arise.

Here, however, is the place where the water trouble will first arise, which will have to be provided for at the outset.


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