- to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise: He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
- to awaken; wake up: He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
- to move upward; mount; ascend: A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
- to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up: New problems arise daily.
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for arise
With a mortality rate of 70 percent, the more cases that arise, the deadlier this epidemic becomes.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
The potential economic consequences that could arise from a travel ban on West Africa, says Eisenbarth, could be catastrophic.They May Sound Like a Good Idea, But Travel Bans for Ebola Won’t Work
October 18, 2014
Given that the nation is once again at war, that need could arise again sooner than anyone expects.Navy Grounds Top Guns
October 17, 2014
A number of problems can also arise when polls, like the above example from CNN, ask questions about policy.The Polls Are In: ISIS Is Outside Your Window
October 6, 2014
And he has remained perpetually ready for whatever else might arise, keeping his truck as sparkling as his persona.The President and the Tow Truck Driver
September 25, 2014
Already the inward monitor was whispering to her, "Arise, flee for your life!"Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Arise, I pray you, and let us ask a blessing on that which is provided for us.
I care not for it now; let them begone, for I will not arise.
And thou, companion and instrument of victory, Barak, arise!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
It could not arise in him from the wealth of his imagination, for that was anything but lively.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
- to come into being; originate
- (foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; resultguilt arising from my actions
- to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
- to come into notice
- to move upwards; ascend
Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise
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Word Origin and History for arise
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