[ uh-rahyz ]
See synonyms for: arisearisenarisesarising on

verb (used without object),a·rose, a·ris·en [uh-riz-uhn], /əˈrɪz ən/, a·ris·ing.
  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.

  1. to move upward; mount; ascend: A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.

  2. to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up: New problems arise daily.

  3. 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

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

Other words for arise

Other words from arise

  • re·a·rise, verb (used without object), re·a·rose, re·a·ris·en, re·a·ris·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use arise in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for arise


/ (əˈraɪz) /

verbarises, arising, arose or arisen (intr)
  1. to come into being; originate

  2. (foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; result: guilt arising from my actions

  1. to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position

  2. to come into notice

  3. to move upwards; ascend

Origin of arise

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

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