- 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.
Origin of arise
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Recently so many things had arisen to distract her attention.Her Father's Daughter
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When the purser was at liberty, the steward explained to him the difficulty which had arisen.One Day's Courtship
But almost as quickly as it had arisen, the commotion died away.White Fang
- 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 arisen
past participle of arise (q.v.).
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